Lets get some things straight shall we? Should a knee replacement cause you to re-evaluate your life goals after your operation or not? In this blog I will discuss this very real question for athletes facing a knee replacement.
This has been a difficult question to answer from an explanation point of view. Joint replacement is really only best understood if you have had one! Still, here’s my best attempt and describing what it feels like.
This is my latest question because it is an issue that I have developed in my right leg only, and only since the total knee replacement. I noticed a varicose vein come up in my calf and thread veins on my ankle. In addition, the circulation has never been quite right, signalled by a funnyContinue reading “Are circulation problems connected to a knee replacement?”
It seems that my most recent Vlog update has sparked quite some discussion in various place in social media, so I have decided to address some of the discussion points that have been raised around the place. If you missed it, here it is again:
Nope. I’m not. I’m a highly motivated individual who likes to prove people wrong. And the following statements have been said to me somewhere along my knee replacement journey:
I cannot tell you how excited I am about this update! There are so many things that have eluded me for so long, I never thought I would get some of them back again. So the progress this month is GIGANTIC!
Something that I get asked regularly is why does it hurt so much when you do the exercises and should it actually hurt? Should you push into the pain barrier or stop when it hurts?
I’m getting asked how did I do it, how is it I’m doing so well.. etc etc. So as well as a progress update, here’s a few journey reminders and some stern words! Beware, expletives used in this video update but I really feel that some things need to be spelt out!
The indoor bike was the single best form of exercise for me to increase knee flexion. From around 8 weeks post op, I rode the bike every single day. Here’s how I progressed the exercise to improve flexion and strength / tolerance in the tissues in the knee. When I started this program I couldContinue reading “Indoor bike progressions for flexion and strength”
If you have followed my journey so far, you will know that I am not one to easily take no for an answer. So therefore when I make goals – they are GIANT goals. I am a very goal driven person, it is something that really works for me.