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Adapting Workouts for Hip and Knee Replacement Recovery

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Adapting Workouts for Hip and Knee Replacement Recovery
Adapting Workouts for Hip and Knee Replacement Recovery

Adapting Workouts for Hip and Knee Replacement Recovery

Recovering from hip and knee replacement surgery requires a thoughtful approach to exercise. Proper workouts enhance the overall functioning and durability of your new joint. Let’s explore some essential guidelines for adapting workouts during the recovery process. 

Respect the Healing Process by Starting Slow

Begin with gentle joint replacement recovery exercises prescribed by your provider. These may include ankle pumps, heel slides, quad sets, and gluteal sets. These exercises strengthen the muscles that surround and support your new joint. 

Progressive Strength Training

Increase the intensity of your workout gradually by adding leg presses, leg curls, half squats, hip abduction/adduction exercises, and calf raises, but pay attention to pain, discomfort, or fatigue. Modify exercises as necessary and avoid overexertion.

Avoid High-Impact Activities

Skip activities that stress your joints, such as running or jumping. Opt for low-impact options like swimming or stationary cycling. 

Prioritize Flexibility and Mobility

Include gentle stretching and mobility drills to maintain joint range of motion and prevent stiffness. 

Stay Consistent

Consistency is key. Aim for daily movement, even if it’s brief. Recovery takes time, so be patient with yourself. Trust the process, focus on gradual improvement, and celebrate small victories along the way. 

Remember, every individual’s journey is unique. Adapt your workouts to your specific needs, and prioritize safety and comfort. You can achieve a successful recovery and independence with perseverance and the right approach. Visit our office to find out more about knee and hip replacement surgery. 

Dr. Nicholas Frisch is a specialist orthopedic surgeon focusing on minimally invasive hip and knee joint replacement as well as complex primary and revision surgery. He believes in creating a personalized experience with the highest level of service. For all appointments & inquiries, please contact our offices located in Rochester, MI.

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