Gyms still closed, knee pain issues

When will it all end!!

In January 2018, I underwent a Tibial Osteotomy operation in the UK. I had been suffering from the onset of arthritis on my right knee and needed a solution that would avoid a knee replacement operation and get my life back to some level of normality.

When I go out for a ride on my mountain bike, it feels like drivers have less care for other road users. Is it just me or are people becoming more impatient on the roads. Where exactly are they going during Covid lockdown??

Ok so I am in the same boat as everyone else around the world. Working from home, social distancing and COVID lockdown. Gyms are closed!! At least I have had my 1st COVID vaccination (hoorah!)

In recent weeks I have experienced scar swellings and on occasion knee pain in the same area as before. The swelling has kept me awake at night and have been tempted to scratch. Using a soothing cream has helped. I am hoping the knee pain is due to not being able to do specific weight training exercises, but it is troubling. I really do not want to get a knee replacement just yet.

I have found a good exercise app ( by a well known sports brand). I am doing 30minute exercise sprints on line that help build/maintain my core strength and stamina. It has helped in parts but I need to check in again on whether I need to go back to my specialist.

Anyone else experiencing a recurring pain a few years after the Tibial Osteotemy?

3 thoughts on “Gyms still closed, knee pain issues

  1. Hello. Thank you for your blog. My son is having a HTO at Stanmore within the next month and I was trying to find some useful information about the recovery for him and this has helped immensely. He also has dyspraxia, so his coordination and balance is not good for a start. I hope now you have fully recovered and.back to some sort of normality. Your blog is amazing and very informative.
    Many thanks from a concerned mum.

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    1. Hi Amanda,
      I hope the HTO goes well for your son.

      Prior to my op, I looked around and saw some gory operations on YouTube. Don’t look at those.

      As your son is young, recovery should be swift. Physio and a good diet will help.

      If you have questions post-op, happy to answer questions based on my journey.




      1. Hello Jay
        Thank you for your reply. It’s all a bit daunting, but he is very much looking forward to getting his life back we hope. His surgery is now booked for the 22nd September, so not too long now. Not sure how his walking will be after his operation, they are providing him with a zimmer frame and apparently he’ll only be in two days.
        Anyway, I’ll make sure he eats well and as with physio, let’s hope he gets on well with that.
        Appreciate your support.
        Keep well.


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