The Hard Truth People Don’t Want To Hear When They Have A Knee Replacement
Having knee replacement surgery can be scary and it’s good to be prepared.
Many people have waited months, sometimes years to resolve their knee pain and already missed out on being able to do the things they love.
If you are an active person and want to remain healthy throughout your life getting you strength and balance back is extremely important.
By the end end of the article I want you to know all the top tips of getting the best results with your knee replacement.
So often I see people who think surgery is the main event.
Unfortunately, people who have this attitude do not get the best results.
Surgery is just the beginning.
Imagine spending £6500+ on your knee operation (just because you didn’t spend it doesn’t mean the NHS didn’t) and then not receiving proper post operative rehabilitation to get the best results?
What’s the point of going through the risks, the discomfort and the distress of an operation unless you aim to get the best possible result?
What’s the point if you can’t return to activities you love because your strength and balance isn’t up to it or you don’t spend the time getting the bend needed to play with your grandchildren on the floor.
So often in clinic I see people 2 years post knee replacement, unsatisfied with the results and when asked what rehab they did they said ‘I was given a sheet of exercise.’
I say this because I believe you shouldn’t have a knee replacement if you aren’t prepared to do the rehab.
You’ll be disappointed with the result.
How much did you spend on your last car bill £500? £700? £1500?
Perhaps you need to consider allocating at least this amount for rehab on the operation that has the potential to change your life ( not just a annual service and few tyres).
So let’s get stuck in…