April was the tenth month after my total knee replacement and I found I could walk much further. The holiday in Cornwall had given me more confidence in the distances that I could manage. I went back to see my physio. My Range of Movement has now gone up to 117, the highest ever. She thinks there’s more springiness in my knee and that it could improve further.
There are two niggly things. I found that my knee became painful after three hours in the car on the way to Cornwall and I have some pain in the middle of my back after walking a few miles. My physio said the answer is upping the exercise and joining a gym.
I am taking every opportunity I can to walk and to increase the pace which I can see on my FitBit. I love it; the familiar route round the Thames Path near my house; evening walks in Richmond Park and a circuit one morning right around the edge which is just over 7 miles. I’ve got the time saved on Strava and next time, I want to do it more quickly.