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A New Workout for the Total Knee Replacement Patient

Today I “discovered” a new workout regime during my total knee replacement (tkr) recuperation process. It is almost 7 months after my surgery, btw. Let me describe as best as possible:

Currently, I am hanging out with a couple of small dogs that have a tendency to be rather hyper. “Rather” is a loose term in this case. Anyways, I was curious as to how it would be to put them on a leash and go for a walk. I wanted to see how challenged my knee would be. It was a great idea! (If I say so myself…:) )

I consider this dog walking exercise as a form of resistance training since one of the critters was forever and a day having me use my leg muscles to stand in place. He was pulling like crazy on the leash. I could feel my leg muscles working and it was great. So, we all went walking for 30 minutes and had a grand old time.

When we returned, I was pooped and sweating. My knee was swollen (what else is new?) and needed iced. So, after a nice shower, I positioned myself in a recliner with an ice pack on my knee. With this laptop, my leg stretched out, and hockey on tv – what a day! (Yes, I know that’s an incomplete sentence.)

And…the best part….the hyper dogs are totally pooped. Snoozeville for all! Ahh….peace and quiet.

Oh, oh….gotta go….one just woke up!  Nice….he’s back to sleep…:)

4 comments to A New Workout for the Total Knee Replacement Patient

  • I’m glad to know you’re enjoying that exercise regime with the dogs. Keep on doing that to bring back the knee motion and to prevent it from getting stiff. 30 minutes a day i guess should be enough to prevent muscle loss and build up its strength again. Take care.

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    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. 🙂 Walking the dogs is definitely a fun way to get a “work out”.

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