tkr pain using stairs 16 weeks

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Hi everyone. I am still experiencing weak knee and when Istep down  there is a pain in the front o my knee  and to the outside .   Anyone else  this far along and still feeling the pain ?  Thanks

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    Weakness in the knee itself or weakness in your quad in the front of your leg?
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    Yes I'm also 16 weeks post from tkr I still have pain around knee cap and inside knee area. I also have swelling in calf. I had my right knee replaced 3 years ago. I don't remember how long these problems lasted. There r times I still have mild pain in that knee. But for the most part. I was doing great around 6 to 8 months. After a year all was great.

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    Hi Dawn, I'm at about the same place as you. I can't do stairs properly yet. I can go up normally, although I need to be holding on to tight to the bannister or handrail but I can't step down unless the step is fairly shallow. My physio says this is fine, it will come but not to push it because if you twist when you step there is the possibility of hurting your back.    Just a matter of more work strengthening the knee muscles, I do get a little discomfort on the outside but it's pretty good and improving. Best of luck with yours.

     

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    Unfortunately I didn't keep a jouurnal and it's not easy to remember exactly when things happened. . but I know I was very very slow in managing to walk down the stairs properly.  In the end I actually practised going up and down on a box in the house, because I think a lot of the problem was fear of the leg giving way. that way I strengthened the necessary muscles without any danger of going flying down our very steep stairs!  the pain you mention in the front of the knee stayed with me for ages.  Even now, two years after, if I try to force a little bit more bend, I feel it.

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