Hi everyone. Have you wondered about getting into a hot tub after your tkr? I know I have. With friends loving how great hot tubs were for relaxing, I was hesitant. For some reason, I had visions of the prosthetic heating up and causing discomfort. Have you thought the same thing about hot tubs and a tkr?
After searching the Internet for answers and finding none, I figured I’d write this post about my first-hand experience. Here is what I have experienced while using hot tubs after a tkr:
It took me 3.5 years post-tkr to finally “take the plunge”. My tkr didn’t even cross my mind, just the fact that I’ve heard such great things about hot tubs taking care of aches and pains while providing a sense of relaxation.
I figured I’d give it a chance before my swimming exercise. Wow…did it ever work. In fact, it worked marvelously.
Using a hot tub regularly provides many benefits. Benefits include less aches and pain when moving, more fluid movements and an overall increased sense of being. All from soaking for 10-15 minutes. Woohoo!!
Even though hot tubs may work for me, however, remember that everyone is different. They may not work for you. Consult with your doctor before using.
Hope it helps others going through the same thing.
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