Reasons to Keep Up With Your Physical Therapy and Exercises After Surgery

Introduction:If you have had any kind of knee surgery or shoulder surgery, you know that it is very important to make sure that you go to physical therapy and that you keep on doing your exercises on a daily schedule. It is never fun going to your physical therapy appointments and it is never fun doing your exercises when you know it hurts and it isn't comfortable. It is still very important even though it is painful. You will feel better in the long run if you continue going to physical therapy and if you continue doing your exercises for your surgical knee or shoulder.

  • 01

    Stiffness

    Most people experience stiffness after a knee or shoulder surgery. It is important to go to physical therapy to help with the stiffness that you most likely will have. It is also very important to do shoulder or knee exercises that your surgeon or your physical therapist recommends. These exercises should be done 2-3 times a day or whatever is recommended by your doctor or physical therapist. If you do all of your recommended exercises, you will become less stiff with the surgical knee or shoulder.

  • 02

    Range of Motion

    You will realize after having knee surgery or shoulder surgery that your range of motion has deteriorated to pretty much nothing. It is very important to go to physical therapy as well as do all of your daily exercises to help with the range of motion. It will probably take some time to get your range of motion back but if you do your physical therapy and your exercises as recommended, you will get that range of motion back quicker.

  • 03

    Daily Routine

    Most people have a daily routine that they are used to doing from the time they wake up in the morning to the time they go to bed. You will realize that after having surgery you will not be able to do your daily routine like you did before having surgery. It is very important to go to physical therapy and do your daily exercises so that you will be able to do your daily routine quicker and easier once you are healed from you surgery. It will be more difficult to get back into your daily routine without seeing a physical therapist and without doing your daily exercises.

  • 04

    Feels Better

    I know that it is never fun going to physical therapy. It is also never fun doing your exercises that will help heal the surgical knee or shoulder. I know that it hurts and is very uncomfortable doing physical therapy as well as the recommended exercises but it usually feels better after you have done the physical therapy and the exercises. Physical therapy and the exercises usually makes you feel better after you have done them. Your surgical knee or shoulder is usually less stiff and less painful when you have done the physical therapy and the exercises. This is one reason to stay on top of your therapy and exercises. This will help you feel better.

  • 05

    Better Life

    If you continue doing your physical therapy and your exercises that are recommended by your doctor and your physical therapist, you will have a better life. Some people don't do the exercises like they should be doing and end up feeling stiff for the rest of their life. They end up walking with a limp or are unable to walk up the stairs the proper way. They may not be able to lift a small box or use their arm the way they should be using it if they have not seen their physical therapists like they should have or have not done all their exercises like they should have done. If you want a better life for the rest of your life, be sure to go to physical therapy until your therapists discharges you. Be sure to continue doing all of your exercises until your range of motion and stiffness is completely back to normal and until your doctor or therapist says you don't need to continue doing them any longer. This will help you achieve a better life. You don't want to feel stiff for the rest of your life. You will want to live a life the way your are meant to live it which is with full range of motion. You can have this if you do your physical therapy and your exercises as recommended.




Final Thoughts

Most people have surgery because of some sort of pain that they are having. You spend a lot of money and a lot of time in pain after having surgery. You should be able to live a better life after having surgery. It is very important to go to physical therapy and it is very important to do all of your exercises so that you can live your life pain free with a full range of motion.




Comments

  • JennyHeart 5/16/2014 Flag This Comment

    All great reasons indeed H5

  • tracysmith159 4/20/2014 Flag This Comment

    We just started using the WII fit and should have done it a long time ago. This helps us to keep us the exercises at home. Physical therapy is very import to be able to keep moving. Good list.

  • TigerStripes 2/7/2013 Flag This Comment

    Great list. Couldn't get my mom to go to hers after her surgery last year. She is the most stubborn person I know.

  • BonnieDossKnight 2/5/2013 Flag This Comment

    We want to pamper ourselves when we hurt and that is the direct opposite of what we should do. Good choice of list and great tips for people to followup with physicial therapy. HI5

  • goodselfme 2/4/2013 Flag This Comment

    Mobility is so vital to wellness and your details prove that expertly. Thank you for your list.

  • hummingbirdee 2/4/2013 Flag This Comment

    You have covered some excellent points on why to continue physical therapy. I could endorse this for heart patients as well. The recovery is so much better and faster when you follow this plan.

  • dashboardc33 2/4/2013 Flag This Comment

    I know someone with MS who does not go to any of her physical therapy appointments. She is to the point where she can't even open a bag of chips. I keep telling her that it will help if she goes to her appointments. Nice list of reasons to keep up with your physical therapy and exercises after surgery.

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