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Hi all had tkr 31st jan 2018 had issues with it the hamstring tendon n ligamen t is olive oil wrapping your knee in clingfilm helpful. I have also been doing physio which has helped me loads. Not been in work from 12th june 2019 . Nearly lost my job because of it. Im wondering do i come under disablity act 2010 as it a long term condition i have. Been to occupational health he said i do. And also i know what i can n cannot do. Any thing helpful please as i just want to get back to work.

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    My TKR was also on Jan. 31, 2018. Unfortunately , I am having a revision on that knee on April 13..... or fortunately...... I know this one will work.... Im sorry you are having problems too. Especially the work issue... I am and have been retired, thank goodness.

    Take care and good luck

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    ANNA.. Im not sure what country you are in. Have you asked occupational health about any retraining available to you.Two years since your TKR have you asked for a second opinion. I had my left TKR in NOVEMBER 2018. i had many problems and my surgeon wanted to do more surgery. I asked for a 2nd opinion at an orthopedic hospital. My replacement TKR was in September 2019. i am so pleased with my results...pain to walk... well worth asking for a second opinion.

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    I had bilateral TKR December 10, 2019 and had a lot of issues with muscle aches, ITband, hanstrings etc. My naturopath suggested using castor oil and it helped immensely. I wrapp my legs in plastic wrap, and then use a heating pad to activate the castor oil. I wrap the heating pad around my knees and calves and leave it on for as long as I can. It has made a big difference for me. I also found a couple of stretches online for the ITband that has changed everything. I cannot believe the difference in my muscles, including hamstrings and the progress that I have made in the last month because of this. My chiropractor gave me a stretch for the hamstrings where I stand on the step, hold the handrail, put my toes, or as close to the tip of my toes, on the step and let my heals drop down. I do this ten times a couple of times a day. This only took a couple of days to make a difference. I would suggest googling stretches as I found more information by doing that than any of my physiotherapists gave me. It seems like a very long time that you have been suffering. I am sorry that you are going through this.

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    Thank you will defo try this yes i have been suffering with it a bit as u do tell the dr n consultant only in july 2019 did thet listen has a ultra scan and thats when it started to get sorted.

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