Tightness right accross my knee

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Hello everyone valsam poppin up again here

im 5 n. Half weeks post op now and last couple days ive noticed im struggling to walk properly not that i walk to far anyways .

i have this like gripping tightness across the middle part of my knee, i know im a bit of a bionic woman now but has anyone else had this..

its stoppin me from doin much at all help !! 

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    Oh yes! My whole knee is tight, actually my whole leg is tight especially above the new knee cap and my calf. Am told its still from swelling. I am 6 weeks out today but also had large toe synthetic joint implant same leg last week.
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    I am 4 1/2 months out from my tkr and still get that tightness around my knee. But it's not as bad as when I was at 5 weeks like you. I know it is a real pain to deal with but it does get better. Keep moving your knee and stretching helps.That is what I do is stretch my knee whenever it gets tight it helps

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    Indeed! I’m told it’s common and can take a year to wear off completely! My knee felt like a lump of concrete at your stage. Now (3 months) it just feels like a lump of wood in a vice. I’m hoping it will get better soon! 
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    It can be a sign of joint pain, but still there may be any other cause also.You should immediately consult with some specialist for treatment. Take care.
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    Tightness (stiffness, a band-like feeling, etc.) is totally normal and will decrease over time.  It may linger as long as 18 months or more although most of the sensation is usually gone by a year.  All of a sudden you may feel some and then can't remember the last time you had it.  Typical.  At 21+ months, I notice it when I've sat for extended periods of time and then get up...but even that's very rare.  Meh...  No big deal.

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