Do These Exercises Before Total Knee Replacement Surgery

by birtanpublished on September 2, 2020

each stretch should be done three to four times inhale for 15 to 20 seconds try to do them twice a day start with a supine hamstring stretch use a stretch strap or other object to help lift the leg being stretched if

This position is not comfortable for your back try bending the leg not being stretched your hamstring can also be stretched while sitting with your knee straight

Lean your chest towards your toes these are static stretches so don't bounce a quad stretch can be done by looping your stretch strap around your foot then pulling your foot back allow the knee to

Bend as far as possible and then slowly move your hip back you should feel the stretch in the front of your leg a calf stretch can be done by allowing your heel to drop off the back of a step

Make sure to keep your knee locked out and your back straight to perform a quad set place a rolled up towel under your heel now contract the muscles on the top of your leg by pushing the knee downward you should

Hold each contraction for three to five seconds build up to three sets of 10 repetitions to perform a hamstring set position yourself seated with the knee bent now

Contract the muscles in the back of your leg by pulling your knee into the surface make sure the heel does not slide you may keep the foot straight or turn it in slightly you should hold each contraction for three to five seconds

Build up the three sets of ten repetitions you to perform a gluteus Set squeeze your buttock muscles together now hold for

Three to five seconds then relax this can be done in sitting standing or lying down build up to three sets of ten repetitions so we can continue to make these free educational videos please subscribe to our Channel

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