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    some sharp stiffness pain all of the sudden after 9 months
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    cos502 posted:
    I am 55 yrs old and had my TKR nine mos. ago. Since then I ahve pushed myself to the max. It's just how I am. I am currently bicycling an average of 150 miles a week and sustaining average speeds of 18-19 mph over a 30-50 mile ride. All has been great until about 3 weeks ago when I started having a minor sharp pain when (only now and then), but have increased stiffness. There is no stiffness or pain when I ride. I am 6'1" and weigh 225 lbs. Body fat is in the 13-15%. My range of motion is ok but not where I would like it. Is it possible that this is just over use or is it something I should be concerned about?
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    mfishlaw responded:
    Congrats on your recovery, well done!
    It's drive and ambition that has gotten you to this point.
    I had bi-lat 8 months ago and just finished a 3 day, 300 mile ride avg, 20 mph, so I know exactly had you went through and want it takes to keep at that level. Are you taking any anti-inflam meds? I would think it's "over use", my range is still limited,but due to the number of work outs, usually, doing daily hour cardio, 2x a day, stat.bike or elliptical and 3 road rides out doors a week. Avg 125 , plenty of stiffness, but not on the bike, as well. I can stand on the climbs or ride seated, no problems, just the range of motion isn't as defined, as I would like. I do find the use of anti-inflams help in keeping me pain free. Still working on my gait, as my left knee is "normal", the right still seems to drag a bit, but still much better than pre-surgery. Might want to speak to your P/T guy or even your Dr. for direction. Guess if we took some time off, that mught cure all the issues.
    Best of Luck on your recovery!
     
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    cos502 replied to mfishlaw's response:
    Thanks.....for your thoughts. You're doing super. We sound like we're at about the same place. Do you use the Strava program? If not it's a nice program. If you do search mark cosma and let me know.


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