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What should be done while experiencing pain in the knee while walking post bilateral knee replacement?

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Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2021
Question: Dear Sir,
My Mon has undergone Bilateral Knee replacement 2 Months back.She is doing fine now.Wanted to check if My mother can do walking daily for 2 kms early in morning or this should be done only after 3 months of surgery.
She is having very mild pain while walking
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Stop just before the pain starts.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
After a knee replacement surgery it is best to not to put too much stress on the knees. She needs to gradually increase her activity and stop just before the pain starts.
She can start with slight walking and in case there is no pain and swelling then increase the walking by 250 meters every week.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
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Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (19 minutes later)
Thanks for your reply.She since she is not having much pain and is walking for 1.5 kms daily. she has got mild swelling in foot not sure it is because of walking is it ok to have mild swelling or we should take attention.As suggested we will follow your suggestion.
In general what would be the recommendation for the patients who undergone knee replacement when they can walk up to 2 kms?

Thanks for your quick reply.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Usually resumes normal activity in three months.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
The extent of stress that you can put on the knees varies from person to person.
After a knee replacement usually the person resumes the normal activities in three months.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.


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What should be done while experiencing pain in the knee while walking post bilateral knee replacement?

Brief Answer: Stop just before the pain starts. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. After a knee replacement surgery it is best to not to put too much stress on the knees. She needs to gradually increase her activity and stop just before the pain starts. She can start with slight walking and in case there is no pain and swelling then increase the walking by 250 meters every week. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.