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Blog Category – Knee Pain

3 Best Stretches to Improve Knee Flexion (Total Knee Replacement Surgery)

3 Best Stretches to Improve Knee Flexion (Total Knee Replacement Surgery)

If you recently had total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, one of your first priorities should be achieving full range of motion (ROM) in your knee.

Essentially, this means that you want your knee to fully bend (up to about 135 degree) and fully straighten, as soon as possible.

In this video, I’ll show you my favorite three stretches to help you bend your knee. In the PT world, we call bending your knee “knee flexion”.

Whether you work on all three stretches or just pick your favorite one is up to you. All three of them work!

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How To Cope With Pain While Sitting

How To Cope With Pain While Sitting

Following Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery, about 5-10% of people with develop longstanding issues with knee pain, tightness, stiffness and swelling.

Some of these people will even develop “Stiff Knee Syndrome”, which includes the inability to full bend and straighten the knee, difficulty walking, weakness in the quad muscles, and swelling/heat surrounding the knee.

In this video, we’ll do into more detail about what “Stiff Knee Syndrome” is, and then I’ll share 3 things you can do to avoid developing it.

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How To Cope With Pain While Sitting

Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery – How to Avoid “Stiff Knee Syndrome”

Following Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery, about 5-10% of people with develop longstanding issues with knee pain, tightness, stiffness and swelling.

Some of these people will even develop “Stiff Knee Syndrome”, which includes the inability to full bend and straighten the knee, difficulty walking, weakness in the quad muscles, and swelling/heat surrounding the knee.

In this video, we’ll do into more detail about what “Stiff Knee Syndrome” is, and then I’ll share 3 things you can do to avoid developing it.

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Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery – “How long/often should I take my pain medications?”

Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery – “How long/often should I take my pain medications?”

I get a lot of questions from clients after TKR surgery about their pain medications…

People ask how often they should take their medications and how long they should take them after surgery.

They also ask me about the possibility of becoming dependent on pain medications for the rest of their lives.

In this video, I’ll address those questions in detail. And I’ll also tell you what to do if you find that the pain medications don’t agree with your system after surgery and make you feel nauseous and sick.

I hope this video helps!

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“Total Knee Replacement” Workshop – full Zoom video (2-3-22)

“Total Knee Replacement” Workshop – full Zoom video (2-3-22)

Couldn’t make it to our live TKR workshop on Zoom?

Not to worry, I recorded the entire thing!

Here are the major topics we cover in the workshop:

1. What is Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery?
2. How do you know if you need TKR surgery?
3. Risks and Complications with TKR surgery
4. “Stiff Knee Syndrome”
5. What is “Prehab”?
6. The 3 most effective ways to ensure a full recovery after TKR surgery
7. Preventing long-standing pain, stiffness and swelling (some more tips!)
8. What’s Next?

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