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Another TKR Flexibility Exercise

While doing research lately into exercises for knee rehab, I came across something that sounded interesting. So, I tried it and it works. I’m sharing it with you so you can give it a shot…if it strikes your fancy.

Get on a stationary bike. Instead of pedaling forward (which is hard enough when recuperating from a tkr), pedal backwards. And…hold on tight. This is easier said than done. When I first did it, I’m surprised my neighbors didn’t call the cops for disturbing the peace. (I spontaneously yelled..:? I didn’t swear, though. 🙂 )

What works for me is starting my exercise regime by pedaling forward. I do that until my tkr is not so stiff. This usually lasts a couple of minutes. Then, I pedal backwards. The movement is by no means fluid. Whatever it takes. I do the backwards gig for a bit and then return to my forward pedaling.

I also put in some stretching exercises using the pedals to stretch my outer tkr knee. Ouch…works, though.

Having done this stationary bike regime for a few days, the exercise is easier now. The pain level has decreased also. Cool….

Hope this helps others going through the same thing. Find interesting? Kindly share…

NOTE: Now that I’m thinking about it, I’d really appreciate it if you’d share this with the sites listed via the button (or whatever technical lingo that box is called). I have dial-up (yes, we still exist..:?) and it takes me at least 10 minutes to visit one site. I don’t have much hair left to pull out.

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