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Walking for Exercise – tkr

The simple task of walking is a pure delight for getting my knee in shape after a total knee replacement.  There is a local walking trail that has a bit of everything.  There is gravel, pavement, grass, and wood walkways.  I can go walk along the freeway (ugh), go walk on the roadside (another ugh), or stay in the peace and quiet of wildlife (yippee!).

It’s fun to go with a group of people and chat along the way.  We reach a fork in the trail and take the unknown path.  Fun..

Anyways, I find walking to be the best exercise for using my new knee and working up a sweat.  I can walk faster now, so the sweat comes. Cool…

As far as flexibility goes, walking downstairs does it. It’s still a SLOW process, but I’m getting there. It’s still painful, but temporary.  It’s been 4.5 months after surgery.

Walking is a blessing.

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