Welcome to wacky walkers. I have not had knee surgery--I will have to do it at some point though, but not yet. Did you have physical therapy after your surgery? I've had some therapy for my knees and I have some nerve damage in both legs and we worked on strengthening the muscles around the knees and lower legs. Perhaps your medical provider would have some thoughts. I guess if I were in your position, I would be starting slow--stop before it gets to be too much, and try to build up by minutes before I went for speed. I wish I could help more. Not all of us here are walkers--maybe that is the wacky part. We all have different levels of fitness and the main thing is to get in some movement. I know that when I was in therapy, there were bicycle type cardio exercises they had me do--I had to move the pedals with my arms while seated. There are also home video/dvd programs that can be done for cardio for people who can't do a lot of walking or any walking at all, for that matter. Glad you are here! Come stop by the coffe chat thread and say "hey"--that's the most active thread on the board.
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