Just because you've had a major surgery doesn't mean you have to sacriﬁce the things you love doing. Here, we'll show you how safely bike riding after knee replacement surgery is possible. First Things First You're not alone. According to a recent study, knee replacements have increased by in the past few years meaning that there are 700,000 other Americans who have also had the surgery. Whether you needed the surgery because of arthritis, a serious injury, or simply due to age, bike riding after knee replacement means you need to make a few simple changes to protect yourself. After your physical therapy and rehab stay, take into consideration the following steps The good news is believe it or not, bike riding after knee replacement is actually one of the recommended exercises in recovery. Not only does bike riding help to rebuild muscle, it also actively engages the knee, strengthening and conditioning your joints. Still, remember not to push yourself, and to scale back your workout during your recovery period. When you're on a stationary bike, adjust the seat so that your foot is barely pressing the pedal, and in a position that keeps your leg as straight as possible while allowing you to spin. This will prevent you from putting too much stress on your new knee Keep In Mind If your bike has a resistance option, keep it set to minimal resistance, and slowly increase over time. When bike riding after knee replacement, we know you're likely eager to feel the wind in your hair again. But keep in mind that the terrain of your favorite bike path may be too bumpy, hilly, or contain too many sharp curves for your new knee. If you want to head outside, we suggest sticking to smooth surfaces like asphalt or newly-paved sidewalk - no off-roading for now.
Studies show that people are more inspired to bike to work or in general with encouragement from family and friends. Don't be afraid to ask for support and accountability from loved ones. If you're missing the outdoor bike trails, ask them to join you at the gym for fun ind our edal Speed and Stride When bike riding after knee replacement surgery, it's not just resistance and length or workout you need to monitor. Remember that the speed of your pedaling will also need to be scaled back. Also, it's likely that you may not be able to complete a full rotation around the wheel in the ﬁrst few weeks or even months of recovery. Don't panic. You may need to use a product like the Ortho Pedal, which lets you install your own pedals in four different positions, allowing you to adjust your strides and rotation as you heal and become stronger. ot only are they super easy to install (when you're not feeling well, the last thing you have time for is ten pages of instructions) but they help you get back to a full range of motion. We know ﬁguring out bike riding after knee replacement surgery can be frustrating. But remember, life is a marathon, not a sprint. Focus on one small steprealistic goal (start with just minutes) you can take every day to get yourself back on track. Check out a list of local cycling events to push yourself to get back out there by a deadline
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