Hi everyone! I have been asked about balance issues after a total knee replacement. I have written about this topic in numerous posts, but have received requests for more tkr insight. So..here is a reprint containing insight that still applies.
Something strange and perplexing has been happening lately. There will be times when I move and suddenly lose my balance. It is not extreme, only a simply side step. To someone who didn’t know any better, it might appear as if I had been drinking too much alcohol or did not have my “sea legs” on.
I don’t understand why it’s happening, either. Sometimes it is due to my shoes losing ankle support. Other times it happens when I get out of a seating position and start to walk.
Other times it occurs for no reason at all. It may be due to my leg length discrepancy. Sometimes it happens when my glasses are not properly positioned (I have a prism in my lenses). It’s been 7 months, 1 week since my total knee replacement surgery.
Hope this helps others going through the same thing with balance issues after a total knee replacement. It is one of many tkr concerns.
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