When working on gaining flexibility in your knee, a great exercise is to walk up and down stairs. Going up is much easier than going down.
Part of the recuperation process after a total knee replacement involves a variety of exercises involving stairs or steps. The first movement in my case was to simply stand up and lift my leg onto a step. I say simply, but it was definitely not easy. It took all the energy I had. This will be done with the aid of crutches, at first. Then, eventually, all that will needed is the aid of railings or parallel bars.
It is not easy, but once it starts working out….it’s great. Hard work pays off.
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