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1/13/20 5:46 A

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I would start tracking your meals and exercise. It doesn't have to be perfect tracking unless you like to track. It will give you a good idea of what to work on.

As far as your knees are concerned, I would definitely get a PT re-evaluation. Your knees are not supposed to swell up much. Typical guidelines: PT evaluation, home program, slow and steady...

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1/12/20 9:38 P

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1/12/20 6:28 P

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How far out are you from the surgery? It can take a while for swelling to be completely gone after major trauma like that - like others say, ease into it slowly.

Have you tried doing lower impact exercises like swimming? I know our local YMCA has a pool with a gentle current (like a lazy river) that people will go to during the day and walk against as a form of exercise.

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1/1/20 10:25 P

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Here are 11 videos listed by BOB and Brad, the most famous Physical Therapists on the Internet (in their opinion.) Love these guys.

I'd certainly get off any and all weight that you need to since it just adds to your problem.



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12/30/19 4:01 P

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Seconding HOLISTICJESSICA's excellent advice. SP has a great variety of chair exercises for upper body work!

Are you with a physical therapist? They are the experts on what you can and cannot do, how and when to push yourself and when to relax. I'd trust a PT more than anyone - even if you can only afford a few visits.

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12/30/19 2:32 P

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You may want to focus on more upper body and core workouts and slowly add in lower body. Using an exercise ball will help as well. Also, when you do cardio, choose low impact modifications that will help you build the muscles around your knees.

The key is going to be building the muscles around your knees to help support them. Exercise like lying leg abductions and adductions will help. Also simple exercises such as lifting onto your toes and leg lifts will help.

You can use this link to find exercises that work the inner/outer thighs, hips, and glutes www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercise_demo
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Find the ones that having you lying on the floor or that allow you to work the muscles without too much strain on your knees. Always use something to hold onto for balance for extra support until you build your knee muscles back up.

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Hi Spark people. I don't know how to ask this. How do you ease back into exercise after double knee replacement surgery? It seems to be such a fine line. I exercise and then get swollen knees. It was weight lifting and volleyball that caused my knee issues in the first place. I tend to be very competitive, so it is hard to go easy. However, I will add that we do a bit of hiking and a bit of biking. I have some exercises from PT to maybe do again. I had lost 30 lbs. prior to surgery which was about 5 years ago. However, I gained that back and now have worked at losing again. I lost about 10 lbs in the last year just cutting back on intake amounts. I guess I'll try to go in slow increments.

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