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!
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.
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!Continue reading “Can you sit cross legged after a knee replacement?”
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.
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. Here is what I found.Continue reading “Stats: How many people return to sport after a total knee replacement?”
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?Continue reading “Post Oxman full race report”
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 see seems to know what is causing it. BUT… detective Mel the massage therapist / personal trainer has it figured out! Here is my theory… with evidence…Continue reading “Self diagnosis: lower leg muscle / nerve pain following a TKR”
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. 🏊♀️🚴🏼♀️Continue reading “Pre race thoughts & some important messages”
It has now been a whole 12 months since the TKR. I didn’t expect to be dealing with a different medical issue so soon that puts the TKR in a position of being the good leg, that is for sure! However, lets cast that aside for a moment and look at how the knee replacement has gone.
So who said that a knee replacement was the toughest thing I would ever do? erm… me I think. Well I take that back. If you are a knee replacement warrior you will know how hard (and wearing) pain can be. I was sure that was the end of the pain battle for me, until I started with nerve pain in my other leg. Will this thing ever end?Continue reading “The unexpected neuropathic pain battle – my new plan!”