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the more and more I read, it is very clear that the knee will require a great deal of exercise following the surgery and during recovery. This is becoming a big concern of mine.
I can no walk longer than about 10 minutes due to pain in my feet, and it is a slow pace. I used to walk about 2-3 hours most days of the week - I LOVED walking - but since I had a double Cheilectomy due to arthritis - they have only gotten worse and worse, and some days are nearly crippling.
I do not know if I will physically be able to do that moch walking, etc.
There must be others in this position, andI was wondering if there are other means of physio to sort you out?
How soon can we get the leg wet after the op? ANd how long until you can swim? Or what other types of physio would help in a situation like this? A gym with resistance weights? Cycling? Or a treadmill (I could probably do twice as long on a tread mill.
I am getting very nervous - my wuality of life is already pretty low - I don;t want to regret anything. And I am a bit frightened now.
Any words of encouragement?
Also - can I ask what the average age of us who are having TKRs is? I am 57. But I feel much older.
Thank you for any thoughts.
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