Joint Replacement Advice: What You Need to Know

If you have had surgery to replace a joint then you will benefit from our physio experts. Most people after surgery are told to follow the exercises on the sheet and then are left to their own devices to figure things out and to see how you go.

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  • People who are in the know and are proactive and engage in prehab before their surgery and get straight into their physio exercises after their surgery because they want to get better as quickly and as safely as possible with the confidence of knowing that their physio will help and support them every step of the way. The good news is that the vast majority of people make a good recovery after their surgery and get back to enjoying life without any restrictions and that constant reminder of pain.
  • The second type of person is ‘ the wait and see how it goes’. This is all fine provided the person in doing their exercises and they are progressing at each stage of the recovery process as expected. You see some people might think rest is best and that not doing the exercises for the first three, five or 8 weeks is a good idea to allow the body the heal!
  • Please read this a few times. The body will heal much better if you move it regularly and work the muscles and load the joints in a gradual way. So often we see people who have done nothing after their surgery and they report feeling stiff and that they have slowed down even more than before the surgery despite the pain being less. This is far from ideal and is very frustrating and disappointing for anyone who has gone through the toils of such a major surgery. The good news is that is never too late to get working on it with your physio.

The second type of person is ‘ the wait and see how it goes’. This is all fine provided the person in doing their exercises and they are progressing at each stage of the recovery process as expected. You see some people might think rest is best and that not doing the exercises for the first three , five or 8 weeks is a good idea to allow the body the heal! This is not always the case because the body can stiffen up and you can loose your window of opportunity to getting the most from your recovery.

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