Your doctor may recommend knee replacement surgery if you have severe knee pain and disability from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or traumatic injury. A knee replacement can relieve pain and help you live a fuller, more active life.
Manual soft tissue techniques and exercise recommended before knee replacement surgery: it’s significantly improves the perceptions of pain, stiffness, and functional ability.
Most patients begin exercising their knee the day after surgery. A physiotherapist will teach you specific exercises to strengthen your leg and restore knee movement to allow walking and other normal daily activities soon after your surgery.
- A graduated walking program to slowly increase your mobility, initially in your home and later outside
- Education about reducing the stress on the knees