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!

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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.

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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.

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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. Here is what I found.

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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 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…

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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. 🏊‍♀️🚴🏼‍♀️

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The unexpected neuropathic pain battle – my new plan!

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?

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