Hi my favorite readers! Some of you have contacted me or posted comments about kneeling after a tkr. I have written about this previously, but the information needs updated. So…
It’s been 5.5 years since my tkr. Originally, kneeling was a no go. Then, I could do it only when taking it slow and easy. I could not put much weight onto my tkr knee.
Now…I can kneel. It’s not a pretty sight, though. Come to think of it, that might make for an entertaining YouTube video.
The same as Carol mentioned, a supportive commenter, I need to put a pillow or other soft surface under my knee. I can kneel on the driver’s side car seat enough to wear I can accomplish lifting items out of an opposite-side glove compartment. This was impossible during the first couple years after my tkr.
Everyone is different. Just because it works for me does not mean it will work for you. And…my kneeling is nowhere near the level it is with my good knee. My flexibility is about 95..where it was before my tkr. No worries, though.
Hope this helps others going through the same thing. Find this tkr blogging post about kneeling after a total knee replacement interesting?