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Best Weight Training Exercises After Knee Surgery
It depends: It depends on how quickly you recover and what your surgeon says. What i say does not matter. ...Read more
Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or Vicodin.: These are the two that we use. They are very effective, however, they are addictive. We usually prescribe it one time only, with no refills, for almost all of the knee surgery we do. ...Read more
See Physical Therapy: seeing a physical therapist would be the best thing to do to get specific recommendations for the type of injury you had. See your primary care doc for a referral. One thing that's worked for me personally is one-legged squats. Start off standing on one foot with the other bent behind you for balance, squat down keeping the knee above the toe then extend back up. Go down as far as you can tolerate ...Read more
Absolutely: Depending on how severe your arthritis is, weight loss should make a big difference, from experience with my own patients. But even if you still need surgery, weight loss will lower your surgical complication risks, and make post op therapy a lot more successful and tolerable. I hope the best for you. ...Read more
What is the best excercise if i had major back and knee surgery 4+ years ago? Swimming is out due to winter.
Indoor pools : Available, recumbent( sitting down) bicycle.Get a more detailed answer ›
After knee surgery, what's the best way to build my quads back up as i can't bend my knee very much at the moment?
While down w/ knee surgery to keep weight off, would it be safe to work upper body w/ 8-20lbs small dumbbells to lift?
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