Using armchair pedal exerciser 5/52 pistol TKR

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Thought I would give a little pedal exerciser a go while watching TV in attempt to improve flexion!! Had checked with physio and got OK provided set to no resistance! Thought it was helping while I was using it but knee very painful next day. Think I have set myself back as had to increase pain killers again. Also didnt do other knee much good -its now giving me gyp!! Consultant review next week so will ask his opinion.

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    5min at a time is long enough. Yes, will swell after from the use. 20min ice after ur exercise set. I love mine. I used it for 6 straight months every day--even when i could do an hour!! It actually started to make my knee feel good! Like it lubed it up....

    We always do too much when we feel good. Instead of stopping. Reduce ur time and build week after week.

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    It's still pretty early days for you Maryedna.  It's a case of working through the pain but not so much that you're way too sore.  For a while when you return to activities that hurt this happens, but it will settle.

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