We're here to help you increase your range of motion with the best knee replacement exercises you can do after surgery. Check them out. Keyword(s): knee replacement exercises Having a knee injury or replacement can be tough to handle, especially if you love being active, and for that, a healthy knee is necessary. Do you feel like your limited motion abilities make it difﬁcult to do all of the activities you enjoy? Don't worry, in no time you'll be able to get back to the knee-heavy activities you love! We want to help you get your mobility levels up, so you'll never need to say no to another bike ride again. Here are the top 5 knee replacement exercises that build a range of motion:
1. A Basic Knee Bend Before you move on to the more complicated exercises, let's start with a simple knee replacement exercise. Relax on your back or sit in a chair. Bend your knee slowly and carefully. Keep holding the bend for a few seconds before releasing your leg. This exercise helps your joints get accustomed to movements with the support of your other leg muscles.
2. Knee Slide on the Wall Another great knee replacement exercise is sliding your knee on the wall. Begin by sitting against the wall with your legs up high. Then, slide your foot on the leg with the knee injury slowly down the wall. Feel that nice stretch as you bend your knee. You may experience a little bit of pain while performing the exercises.
3. The Chair Knee Replacement Exercise For this knee replacement exercise, you will need a chair. Start out by sitting all the way back in a chair and make sure that your feet are touching the ﬂoor. Then, move slowly towards the front of the chair, but continue keeping your feet on the ﬂoor. Get that stretch in the front of your knee, then scoot yourself to the back of the chair to start again.
4. Bicycling for Knee Replacement Exercise Do you miss being able to go bicycling? Fear not! With this exercise, you'll be riding again soon. We've created a product called the Ortho Pedals, which you can easily attach to your bike. The Ortho Pedal is meant to help rehabilitate your knee as you are bicycling. To use the Ortho Pedal, take off the pedals you already have on your bike. Then, attach the Ortho Pedal to your bike to get 4 different types of pedal settings that you can modify if needed. With every purchase, you will also receive a lifetime warranty.
5. Wall Slides Ready for wall slide knee replacement exercises? For this exercise, you will start by standing up. Make sure your back is against the wall and that your feet are about shoulder-width apart. Now, carefully slide yourself down the wall, bending your knees. Then, slowly come back to the standing position. These knee replacement exercises are extremely important for your knee's rehabilitation process. Start your knee rehabilitation with these simple exercises, before moving on to maintenance exercise, like yoga or bicycling. Remember to ice your knee after every exercise to make the swelling go down. Don't give up on your knee's range of motion. The best thing for you to do is to just keep moving. After doing these exercises, you will begin to see and feel improvements with your knee's conditions and feel better than you have in years!
Dave Moseley is a Kinesiologist graduate of Penn State University. His passion for helping people exercise and function properly directly relates to the biophysical knowledge he provides on human movement. In addition, Dave has multiple experiences working with personal trainers, strength coaches, physical therapists, chiropractors, clinical nutritionists and doctors of integrated medicine.