How to Take Care of Your Joints After Joint Replacement Surgery?

Knee Replacement Surgery has been a saving grace for millions of people who are unable to get through their normal routine. Every year tens of thousands of operations are performed around the world to relieve pain, improve the joint function and bring joy to patients.

But it’s not all good and no pain after surgery. Getting a knee replacement surgery done is not the final step for a pain-free life.  Adequate rest, medicine while undergoing rigorous rehab help you inch towards a pain-free daily routine and it does take its time. Meanwhile, you must be very careful with your new joints especially, about how you move your knee for the first few months. Here are few tips to take care of your new joints and practice good knee health:

Manage your weight:

Every pound of healthy weight puts almost a 3 to 4 times of stress in the support muscles i.e. your knees. It can be really difficult for your replacement knee to cope up with additional strain so do keep a watch on your weight to make the transition swift and easier for easy recovery.

Improve your leg muscle:

The muscles help you in providing the stability and support for your legs. Engaging in light activities like walking and stretching exercises keeps your calves, thighs, and quads be strong and flexible to protect your knees from injuries. Keep the exercises short and simple.

Wear shoes for increased stability:

A proper feet gear can help a lot in maintaining the right posture and form while walking and exercising. Shoes with good cushion support also ease the pain and protect from shocks and injuries of the feet.

Go easy on your daily activities:

First few months can pose quite a challenges for you to get on with your daily routine. Doing them the wrong way can sabotage the progress of your knee health. So here are some dos and don’ts:

  • Stay active and do not sit in the same position for more than an hour so.
  • Stay away from stools, chairs, or any other furniture that sit at a lower height.
  • Take one step at a time while climbing and going downstairs.
  • It is important to keep the knee straight, so do lie flat on your back and refrain from placing a pad or pillow behind your knee while lying.

The procedure is not easy and on top of that, complete recovery can take months to get relieved of the pain without proper help and care. Dr. Chirag Patel and his team of surgeons have been successfully helping many patients get rid of the pain with the proper post-operative program.

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