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Finding Relief After Knee Replacement

Have you had a recent total knee replacement? Do you still have pain or weakness when walking, climbing stairs, or squatting down to retrieve a dropped item? You may benefit from physical therapy after surgery.

At Shanti Physical Therapy, our physical therapists can provide you with the guidance you need to restore your motion, strength, and ability to perform daily activities without pain or limits!

Have you had a recent total knee replacement? Do you still have pain or weakness when walking, climbing stairs, or squatting down to retrieve a dropped item? You may benefit from physical therapy after surgery.

At Shanti Physical Therapy, our physical therapists can provide you with the

If your knee joints are a constant source of pain, weakness, or limitation in any way, Shanti Physical Therapy can help provide you with some relief.

Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists!

How To Tell When You Need A Knee Replacement

If you have tried treatments including medication, physical therapy, and activity modifications without relief, you may be a candidate for a total joint replacement.

The most common reasons for a joint replacement include:

Severe joint damage

This is typically due to advanced/end stages of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Severe trauma to the joint(s)

Fractures and dislocations often lead to joint replacements. Some injuries can only be addressed through surgical treatment, depending on how critical the damage was.

Chronic pain

If your pain constantly affects your daily life and no other treatments have seemed to help, your doctor may suggest surgery.

If you believe you may require total knee replacement surgery, it is essential to prepare yourself for the process.

What Can You Do To Prepare For Knee Surgery?

Consulting with one of our physical therapists can help prepare you physically, mentally, and emotionally for your upcoming surgery. Understanding what to expect has been shown to help achieve post-operative goals faster.

Our pre-operative assessment and treatment session helps decrease the length of stay postoperatively, reduces anxiety before and after surgery, improves self-confidence, and establishes a relationship with your physical therapist.

You can help ensure a smooth surgery and speedy recovery by planning. You can also ensure an early return of your function by learning what to expect and what exercises to perform. In addition, you can take steps to manage your first weeks at home by arranging for help and preparing with assistive items, such as a shower bench or a long-handled reacher.

Physical Therapy After Knee Replacement

If you have had a total knee replacement, physical therapy will be necessary for rehabilitation. Your physical therapist will provide a treatment plan for you that will assist in restoring your range of motion, flexibility, strength, endurance, and overall mobility of the affected joint.

Your initial appointment will consist of a physical evaluation to determine what course of treatment will be best for your needs. Your physical therapist will create a specialized treatment plan based on your assessment to rehabilitate and bring you back to your optimum physical health.

At first, your treatment plan will consist of passive physical therapy, primarily focused on pain relief, swelling control, and restoring basic mobility. This may include manual therapy, gentle therapeutic exercises, or any other combination of treatment services that your physical therapist deems for your treatment plan.

After your passive therapy, you will continue into active physical therapy treatments. These will include strengthening exercises, balance, and gait training to ensure you progress while simultaneously preventing falls or other injuries that could inhibit your progress.

In addition, at-home treatments will help make your recovery as quick and comfortable as possible, so your knee can get back to its normal level of function!

Call Today To Schedule Your Appointments!

If you believe you could benefit from our knee replacement rehabilitation services, contact Shanti Physical Therapy today. We will get you back to living your best life, free from pain and limiting knee or hip pain!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment
  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan
  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery
  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!

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