Yesterday, I was given a new exercise by my PT lady to help stretch my hamstring muscle. Since I wore a shoe lift for 30 years, my hamstring was not used. So, it needs to be retrained. The exercise involves using a treadmill in the reverse mode. I simply walk and flex my leg that way. It’s really a cool exercise. Only thing I don’t like about it is….I work up a sweat, feel my muscles working, and see I have burned 13 calories. That strikes me as being funny.
Recuperating from a total knee replacement is a lot of work, but very worth it. I’ve lost 10 pounds, which is great. 🙂
Can’t wait to get my new knee working to its full extent so I can kick some serious butt. 🙂 It has been 8 weeks since my surgery. I do PT every day. The stationery (spelling?) bike is the hardest part. My recommendation: never take for granted the fact you can use your knee.