We all know the importance of improving our flexibility after a tkr (total knee replacement). A great way to do this is by turning your rocking chair into an exercise tool. When done correctly, you will feel a wonderful stretch along the front portion of your tkr.
All you need to do is position yourself in […]
Hi everyone! It has been awhile since my tkr and I have been asked numerous times if any post-tkr exercise is still needed. The answer is…â€YES!!â€ Unless you want to go through life with a stiff tkr knee, exercise is imperative. Everyone needs to exercise, irregardless of their physical condition.
I’ve had readers tell […]
Hello everyone. Any one who has been through a total knee replacement knows that it takes a lot of recuperation and hard work. (That’s an understatement!) Sometimes it just doesn’t seem like it’s going to get any better. This is where gratitude comes in handy.
I regularly hear from readers who express frustration about […]
Hi everyone. I’ve received numerous emails about leg straightening exercises and believe an update to a previously popular article is in order. Leg straightening was of particular interest to me during my initial tkr recuperation stages. I had to spend extra time working on this area, in fact. ..Enjoy!
Search online and you will notice […]
Hi my favorite readers! Resistance bands are cheap, convenient, and beneficial for getting or maintaining knee functioning. I still use them, seven years post-tkr. They are an easy way to get a workout no matter where you are. Just put one or two in a purse, backpack, luggage piece, or other item to have […]
Hi everyone. Has it already been eight years since my total knee replacement, otherwise known as a tkr? You bet it has. February 2008 was when I had this surgery. So..it is time for an update.
KNEE FLEXIBILITY. My knee flexibility is still around 90-93. It is due to previous scar tissue dating […]
Hi my favorite readers! While recuperating, and preparing, for a total knee replacement it is important to prepare your living area to help avoid falls.Â There are a variety of ways to do this:
* Remove all loose rugs that do not have a nonstick backing.
* Remove all loose rugs, period. Sometimes, depending on your […]
Hi everyone! I’ve written other posts before about walking as an exercise for recuperating from a total knee replacement. Walking surfaces matter as much as the walking itself, also. After 40 years of dealing with different types of walking surfaces and the effect on my leg length discrepancy, I would like to share some insight […]
Hi everyone! I have been asked about balance issues after having a tkr. I have written about this in numerous posts, but have received requests for this particular one. So…
Something strange and perplexing has been happening lately. There will be times when I move and suddenly lose my balance. It is not extreme, […]
Hi my favorite readers! I’ve received quite a few emails recently about exercising after a tkr. It seems there is some concern about how long one needs to continue PT exercises following their total knee replacement. I believe sharing some first-hand information is useful. Here is a previously published article which I have received […]