It’s always nice to have a variety of exercises available when recuperating from a tkr. (Or anytime, for that matter). Actually, it takes time to even get use of leg muscles after surgery, but recently a new exercise has come back to me.
It is aerobic dancing.
Prior to surgery, this was my main exercise. It’s very enjoyable – usually. However, after surgery…it just was not happening. I tried doing it about 5 months after my total knee replacement, and it was too painful. There still was not enough flexibility to make it anywhere near pleasurable. So, I tried it again last week. Wunderbar…:)
Six months after my tkr date, my knee is still swollen and the flexibility needs to improve. However, I can move my knee and leg enough to get some simple, movement limited dancing in. There is no joint pain….woohoo!
And, no, I will not go public for a while. 🙂 Even then, who knows….