Hi everyone!I recently had someone ask me that, and the answer is a definite, resounding “YES!!”Â I originally wrote about this topic in 2008, and because I have received numerous requests for this article, it seemed logical to bring it to the front of my home page again. So, that is why you will notice comments dating back to that year. FYI..
The back of the knee is where the hamstring muscles are. In fact, four months after my surgery, I still needed to elevate my leg on a pillow while laying down.Â Without doing that, it can be very painful. Even seven years post-tkr, the back of my knee hurts sometimes.Â It is getting better, however.
If someone does not have painful hamstrings after a total knee replacement, I say they are very lucky.Â I’m envious….
BTW: I Just found out about a great exercise for strengthening hamstrings…sit in a chair with feet flat on the floor, pull your heels back toward the chair.Â Or, sit in a chair that has wheels (like an office chair) and pull yourself around the room with your weak leg.
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