• Hoping that August will bring good health, safety, and prosperity to you. Keep improving!

  • “If You Want Someone To Trust..Trust Yourself” Bob Dylan

  • I’m not a medical pro, On whose advice you should heed, So please beware that, What works for me, May not be what you need (aka Waiver of Liability)

  • Copyright Information: All information on this blog site is copyrighted and protected. Any unauthorized duplication is illegal and will be dealt with appropriately.

  • Hire Me!

    If you've been impressed with my writing on this blog, and are in need of a writer to advance you to the next stage...kindly click on the "Hire Me and Contact Me" page above for more information. Thanks! MarieB
  • Stipulations

    This site does not contain advertising nor accept any paid advertising. This site has no funding sources and is not searching for any. There are no paid link exchanges on this site. The links I list are my personal favorites, with no monetary involvement. All the information about my total knee replacement surgery is written by me is via my personal experience. I am not receiving compensation from any organization for anything I write on this blog.
  • Confidentiality of data

    Your personal data is held in strict confidence. No email addresses will be shared. I value your privacy. Any comments you make on this site will be available for all readers to see. Once you post a comment on this site, it cannot be modified or erased by you.
  • Categories

  • Recent Comments

    CarlosTed on A TKR Forum worth checking…
    Marie B on One Year Post TKR Update
    Cynthia Brooks on One Year Post TKR Update
    Sadie Lipsey on 7 Ways to Speed Up Your Knee R…
    Nancy on Does Your Total Knee Replaceme…
  • November 2008
    S M T W T F S
    « Oct   Dec »
     1
    2345678
    9101112131415
    16171819202122
    23242526272829
    30  
  • My Tweets

  • BLOGROLL – Pardon..In Progress

  • Writing Blogs - Blog Catalog Blog Directory
  • Bloglisting.net - The internets fastest growing blog directory
  • Ebook sites I’m listed with…


    Where authors and readers come together!

A Rocking Chair Alternative for a Total Knee Replacement

Part of the recuperation process from a total knee replacement (tkr) is increasing your knee’s flexibility. A great way to do this is by riding an exercise bike. And, a great way to warm up before using the bike is to stretch out the front knee muscles.

It is common knowledge (now that I’ve been told about it..:) ) that simply sitting in a rocking chair and gently rocking back and forth will help to stretch the muscles. Just keep rocking forward until you feel a pull. For myself, this works well for 5-10 minutes. It’s a wonderful warm-up exercise maneuver.

While on my exercise bike recently, I found another way to stretch my knee muscles. The very same stretch can be accomplished by using the bike pedals in a rocking motion. I bring my bionic knee (the one involved in the total knee replacement) to the top of the pedaling motion and simply move it back and forth until I feel a good stretch. Yes, it’s painful – but that’s the jest of it. No one ever said that recuperating from a tkr is not painful. 🙂   I push with my good leg, which is at the bottom stroke. It works great.

Hopefully this will work for you, too. Good luck!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: