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Knee Flexion: Helpful Tips to Get More Flexion After Surgery

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Knee Flexion After Surgery Focus on Knee Extension First Working on your knee extension will be your primary goal for the first 2 weeks following surgery. Full knee extension is required for normal walking mechanics, normal joint stability, and is the best predictor of good outcomes after surgery. By stretching into knec extension it will …

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Knee Flexion: The Best Exercises to Improve Motion After Surgery

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Increasing Knee Flexion After Surgery There are an estimated 600,000 total knee replacement surgeries performed annually in the United States (1).  Advances in surgical materials and techniques have led to decreased hospital stays; however, this means that more responsibility is placed on the patient in managing their own recovery.  Perhaps the single most important factor …

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The Best Shoulder Foam Roller Exercises to Improve Pain and Stability

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Foam Rolling the Shoulder Foam rolling is a popular and common treatment used in physical therapy and other gym settings to improve muscle and joint pain. Foam rollers are most commonly used for lower extremity injuries but they be a great benefit for anyone with shoulder problems. A foam roller can help improve muscle tightness …

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Hip Bursitis: The Best Home Exercises to Decrease Pain and Improve Activity

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Greater Trochanter Pain Syndrome One of the most common causes of hip pain is what is commonly called hip bursitis or what is now calle Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome. This painful overuse hip condition causes pain and inflammation near the joints and surrounding soft tissue of the hip. Hip bursitis is quite common among multiple …

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Knee Extension: 5 Tips To Improve Extension After Surgery

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Knee Extension After Surgery Over 1.5% of the American population is currently living with a total knee replacement. Both meniscus and total knee surgeries, also known as arthroplasty, have been increasing over time, putting knee surgery in the top ten list of most common surgeries. After knee surgery of any type, there can be quite …

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Total Hip Replacement: Tips for a Faster and Easier Recovery

Total Hip Replacement Tips For A Faster And Easier Recovery

Total hip replacements are increasing in popularity in both the United States and worldwide. It’s estimated that over 300,000 surgeries are performed here in the US and that could increase to over 500,000 within the next 5 years. Even though the surgeries and the recovery period after are getting faster and easier with modern medicine, …

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