Washing your own car not only saves money, but can provide an all-body workout. Just try washing your own by hand and tell me it’s not a good cardio workout. 🙂 And, there are ways to improvise to get more tkr (total knee replacement) exercise. Try these…
While stretching and reaching to wash the roof and hood area of your car, gently straighten your tkr leg. This helps stretch out your entire back and leg area.
While bending down to wash the lower parts of your car, gently straighten your knee until you feel a mild stretch along the backside of your knee. There, you’re stretching your hamstrings without doing much different.
While cleaning the inside of your car, gently bend your good knee and place it on your seat. Keep your tkr knee straight and start cleaning your car’s interior…wiping down the dash, console area, door rests, etc. The farther you stretch, the more the backside of your leg, arms and back will stretch. Just be certain you don’t stretch so far that you harm yourself. Common sense, but worth repeating.
Well, those are some ways I wanted to share about how to naturally stretch out your tkr leg. Remember, though, these maneuvers may not be possible until you have enough flexibility and strength in your tkr leg. I, personally, couldn’t wash my car without excessive pain for a solid six months after my surgery. You may be different, since everyone varies.
Do you have any experiences you want to share in exercising your tkr leg?
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