DON’T ASK FOR MEDICAL ADVICE

You're not getting it here.
Hoping that July finds you with an abundance of good health, prosperity and good will. Keep improving!
The Best Knee Replacement Blogs of 2014
Healthline

Top HealthCare Sites
"If you want someone to trust, trust yourself." - Bob Dylan

My book offerings: Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!

I’m not a medical pro, On whose advice you should heed, So please beware that, What works for me, May not suit your need. (aka Waiver of Liability)


Information provided on this site is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information from a health professional.
The intended mission of the site is to help people dealing with total knee replacements and other physicalities realize they are not alone.

Stats

web tracker

Looking for a seasoned writer?

If you've been impressed with my writing on this site, and are in need of a writer to advance you to the next stage...kindly click on the "Hire Me and Contact Me" page above for more information. And I don't mean $5 for a 500-word article...spare me. Thanks! MarieB
Intentionally Blank

FeedJit

Calendar

July 2014
S M T W T F S
« Jun    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Categories

More Info

Website Submissions…

Search Engine Submission - AddMe
Ping Website
ExactSeek: Relevant Web Search
Submit Website Free
Blogorama - The Blog Directory
free search engine website submission top optimization
SEO Services & ToolsSubmit Express
My Zimbio
Top Stories
Global Web Directory, Articles and Press Releases at BigRockWebDirectory.com
Listed on: link directory
Free Directories Get Free directory traffic
Amfibi Web Search & Directory


Link Centre Directory and Search Engine
Earn money by referring others..
Active Search Results
Top 10 Web Hosting Reviews


Free Web Directory - Add Your Link
The Little Web Directory

Thales Directory
SEO Chains

Leg Extension Machines & A TKR

Hi my favorite readers! Recently, some of you have posted comments and concerns about using a leg extension fitness machine after a total knee replacement. Instead of replying to each comment individually, I thought it would be appropriate to comment here. Here is my story. It may be similar to yours…

I have seen these machines in fitness gyms and other public health venues. I wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole. The configurations look different than that found in the PT machine I used during my recuperation process.

During PT, the machine made it possible for me to use my tkr leg. My leg was not positioned in an unnatural manner. In fact, the machine was configured so my leg was actually only slightly bent at the knee. This allowed me to simply slide my tkr-side foot underneath the cushioned pad. It was not uncomfortable at all. I started with zero weight and only increased it to – if I recall correctly – 10 pounds.

While using the PT machine, I mainly felt my quads and hamstring muscles working. I felt no discomfort in my patella, or knee cap, area.

Fast forward to the fitness gym leg extension machines. In order to use these torture devices, my tkr knee needs to be bent to more than 90 degrees. That is the starting position. This just is not possible. My tkr knee does not bend more than 93-95 degrees. (And…no…I am not considering, nor never have, a manipulation. There are other posts on this flexibility subject.)

There is no way in blazes I am going to put myself into that position and risk injury. So…I avoid the machine.

While doing research into leg extension machines, I found an interesting article on the Huffington Post site. I have included a link below. Do your own research and you may be quite interested in what you find on this topic.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/-dr-joseph-horrigan/leg-extensions-knee-pain_b_3269330.html

Keep Improving!

AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns. The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

Find interesting? Kindly share…







Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

*