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Which kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

Which kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

Stationary bike: I really like the stationary bike as a form of exercise for knee replacement patients. Body weight is eliminated, quad strength is improved and weight can be lost, all at the same time. ...Read more

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Which type of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

Which type of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

Stationary bike: I really like the stationary bike as a form of exercise for knee replacement patients. Body weight is eliminated, quad strength is improved and weight can be lost, all at the same time. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do?

What kind of exercises can a total knee replacement patient do?

Low impact: There are really no restrictions on what one does after a replacement if one follows basic common sense and avoids any activity that produces undue stress on the knee. ...Read more

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What can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

What can a total knee replacement patient do to firm lower body?

Exercise Bike: Recumbent or regular. 4-5 days per week x 30 minutes. Slowly increase resistance. On the days that you don't use the bike, go for a long walk. The walking is ok to start about 6 weeks post-op and thereafter. A stairmaster is another good leg strength alternative. ...Read more

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I heard that herniated disc patients shouldn't perform knee to chest exercise is it true?

I heard that herniated disc patients shouldn't perform knee to chest exercise is it true?

Probably not: Bringing your knees to your chest increases the pressure within the disc and should usually be avoided. If you have back pain from dysfunction of the facet joints, sacroiliac joints or muscles, then knee-to-chest is ok. ...Read more

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Diabetees patients getting pain in the leg or knee, what is the reason.?

Diabetees patients getting pain in the leg or knee, what is the reason.?

Could be vascular: Diabetes mainly affect the vessels, both large and small. You need to see a doctor to get a doppler study to check the blood flow and possible deep vein thrombosis. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a knee brace for ACL reconstruction patients?

Could you recommend a knee brace for ACL reconstruction patients?

Talk to your surgeon: Brace use after acl reconstruction is still controversial. Both immediate post-op bracing as well as eventual functional "sports" braces have questionable effectiveness. Most studies show no improvement in knee stability, re-injury rate, or healing time or rates with use of a brace. I still use braces most of the time, however, because subjectively patients feel better with the extra support. ...Read more

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Does the second total knee operation usually bother patients less? Had a right 4 years ago and now having a left.

Does the second total knee operation usually bother patients less? Had a right 4 years ago and now having a left.

Each one different: Can't predict but there are things you can do to get ready. Ask for exercises you can do to strengthen the muscles that work the knee. Eat a healthy diet with lots of different fresh vegetables, cut way back on processed starchy foods; these measures cut inflammation in the body. After surgery, work hard with the physiotherapists to get that knee moving. Good luck! ...Read more