Warning…. wee rant coming on. I am a wee bit tired of hearing that phrase. Whether you can or you can’t, it is a mind set. It is not limited by anything physical, it is just a mind set and nothing more. That injury, that ache or pain that is stopping you, let me tellContinue reading “You can’t? Well I CAN!”
Author Archives: Melanie Magowan
Knee replacement annual review
Its safe to say that I had BIG hopes for this appointment and a lot of questions to ask. I want to get the most out of this knee, but at the same time, make it last as long as I can. So here is what happened.
Life as an athlete after a knee replacement: Don’s story
I’m on a quest to find athletes who have been able to return to their sport after a knee replacement, so we can collect some positive stories for those who face this op. Don is a multisport athlete with BIG goals!
Life as an athlete after a knee replacement: Shawn’s story
I’m on a quest to find athletes who have been able to return to their sport after a knee replacement, so we can collect some positive stories for those who face this op. Here is Shawn’s story.
Can you sit cross legged after a knee replacement?
I have been asked this a few times, and the question came in again today. This is something that took me a long time to achieve, and lots of persistence, but yes, I most definitely can!
Do you have a knee replacement? Then I need your help!
No clinical research or stats (that I can find) are available on people who have had a knee replacement and then return to sport. I just don’t think enough research has been done.
Stats: How many people return to sport after a total knee replacement?
When I completed the Oxman, I was pretty damned sure no one else that day had a 12 month old knee replacement. So, I then began to wonder how common it is for a TKR patient to have goals like mine. So I went to Google Scholar to find some research stats on the subject.Continue reading “Stats: How many people return to sport after a total knee replacement?”
Post Oxman full race report
My first event in over 9 years. My lead up was less than ideal. It is still only 14 months post TKR. Was I too ambitious?
Self diagnosis: lower leg muscle / nerve pain following a TKR
As you know I have been having issues for a long time on my non TKR leg. I have been getting calf pain, foot pain (nerve pain) which has ranged from mild to so severe that it has prevented me from walking, and even getting shoes / socks on. No-one I have been to seeContinue reading “Self diagnosis: lower leg muscle / nerve pain following a TKR”
Pre race thoughts & some important messages
On the eve of my first race in almost 9 years and my first sporting event post knee replacement – I’m telling some honest truths and I have some important messages for other knee replacement warriors out there. See you on the other side. 🏊♀️🚴🏼♀️