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Ankle Weights and Knee Replacement Recuperation

Hi everyone. Some of you have contacted me about what exercises to do after your tkr. I find that ankle weights and knee replacement recuperation go together like apple pie and ice cream. Here are a some of the most beneficial exercises that helped me during my total knee replacement recuperation period. I still […]

Do These TKR & Ankle Strengthening Exercises

Hi everyone! Recently I have been experiencing ankle pain after walking. A bummer, but I can live with it. My ankle muscles need strengthening. I find my ankle turning sideways more often than not. Not good. And, I know that exercise is a natural pain reliever, so I started doing research into ankle exercises […]

Scoliosis and a Total Knee Replacement

My total knee replacement is due to my having fractured my femur 35 years ago in an auto accident. Here is a rough draft excerpt from my upcoming book….

After having fractured my femur (the largest bone in the body), my gait was altered. In turn, this caused my spinal column to […]

Balancing Exercise for TKR

Balance has been an issue for me for a long time. My tkr seemed to highlight that fact. As we all know, it takes a while to recuperate from a total knee replacement. It is a step-by-step process. Finally, I have reached the stage where I can improve balance while walking. I thought I’d share…

Walk […]

Did I Cry During TKR Physical Therapy? Is The Pope Catholic?

Another question I recently received from one of my readers was asking me if I ever cried during PT? My answer….Is The Pope Catholic?

I would sit in my room, with the door closed, and sob. The pain was unbearable. No matter what I did, it hurt. It hurt to stand up, […]

Using Ankle Weights & A TKR

Recently (today), I figured it might be fun and adventurous to start using 2 pound ankle weights on each leg while going on my daily walks.  It worked out great!  There is no way that my tkr leg would have allowed this only a few short months ago.  How time heals all, eh?

Until today, the […]

An Isometric Exercise for TKR

Hi my favorite readers! Here is an isometric exercise that has been very helpful to me during my tkr process, so I thought I would share it in hopes of it helping you. Plus, it is an easy one that can be done anywhere in your home. It is a good exercise […]

Another Leg Straightening Exercise & A Tkr

Even though it has been 11 months since my total knee replacement, I still have issues straightening out my leg. This is due to my hamstring still needing stretching.

A great way I have found to do this involves not propping my leg on a pillow while sleeping or stretching out. I just lay […]

Another Hamstring Stretching Exercise for TKR

1) Lay flat on your back with a firm surface underneath. A bed is perfect.
2)Pull your toes towards your waist.
3)Keep heel on surface.
4)Hold this position for as long as you can.
5)Feel the stretch behind your knee.
6)Move your foot back to supine position.
7)Repeat as needed to stretch properly.

This is a great exercise when first out […]

Another Flexibility Exercise for a Total Knee Replacement

While finishing up a recent workout involving riding my exercise bike, I came across another stretching exercise that seems to work well for me. It is a combination of flexibility movement and warm-down exercise. And, it’s simple.

All it entails is staying on the exercise bike, and moving the pedals back and […]