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Resistance Bands: Use Them For Better Joint Health

Hi my favorite readers! Resistance bands are cheap, convenient, and beneficial for getting or maintaining knee functioning. I still use them, seven years post-tkr. They are an easy way to get a workout no matter where you are. Just put one or two in a purse, backpack, luggage piece, or other item to have […]

Balance Issues & A Total Knee Replacement

Hi everyone! I have been asked about balance issues after having a tkr. I have written about this in numerous posts, but have received requests for this particular one. So…

Something strange and perplexing has been happening lately. There will be times when I move and suddenly lose my balance. It is not extreme, […]

Can Hamstrings Hurt after a Total Knee Replacement?

Hi everyone!I recently had someone ask me that, and the answer is a definite, resounding “YES!!” 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 […]

Sharing A TKR, Dog, and Stairs Story

It seems there are a number of dog lovers among us. It’s always fun regaling stories about how they impact our lives. Here is an experience I shared with a friend’s four-legged family member.

Doing stairs seems to be a common concern with us tkr folk. Some can do them with ease. Others cannot […]

Total Knee Replacement Story

Hi my favorite readers! While browsing the web, I came upon this New York Times article. It is written by someone who had total knee replacement three years ago. It’s a great article, so I’m sending along the link. I originally posted it on this site back in 2008. The information still applies today, […]

Icing a new knee….OUCH!

Hi my favorite readers! After receiving numerous requests for this information, it seems appropriate to provide this reprint of a previous post to help those new to a tkr:

Part of my total knee replacement recuperation process involves, of course, physical therapy.  After I complete my exercises, I am offered icing.  At first it was […]

Icing and a Total Knee Replacement

Here is a reprint of one of my popular posts that I continually get requests for. Enjoy!

Hi my favorite readers! I just found out that some patients were not told about icing after having a total knee replacement done.  This is unbelievable to me.  Without icing, my knee would be so swollen and […]

The Anesthesia Diet

Nowadays it seems almost everyone is looking for a way to lose excess pounds.  Well, forget about being concerned about what to eat and not eat, how to exercise, etc.  Have a major surgery and reap the benefits of anesthesia – I lost 10 pounds without trying.  I call it the Anesthesia Diet. Of course, […]

Scared of a Total Knee Replacement?

Since hearing from numerous readers about being scared of a total knee replacement, I thought it would be appropriate to reprint a prior post. Here it is…

Don’t be. It’s only natural to be anxious about a major surgery, but the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks.  Here are a few items that I, personally, have to […]

Do You Tire Easily?

Hi my favorite readers! While recuperating from our total knee replacement surgery, tiredness is a common occurrence. That even happens during the entire first year.

But…are you aware of getting tired easily years after your tkr? Sometimes I am so exhausted, I can hardly function. It happens most noticeable after exercising, or swimming. All […]