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I've learned a lot from having knee replacement surgery.  I did somethings well during recovery and I made some mistakes.  I'll share my best knee replacement recovery tips that might (or might not) help you during your recovery.  It's always good to do your research before surgery so you have an idea what to expect. #surgery #knee

17 Knee Replacement Recovery Tips

I've learned a lot from having knee replacement surgery. I did somethings well during recovery and I made some mistakes. I'll share my best knee replacement recovery tips that might (or might not) help you during your recovery. It's always good to do your research before surgery so you have an idea what to expect. #surgery #knee

KT tape on knee after ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair. Beats the heck out of an ace wrap under the bulky knee brace. Won't bind up behind the back of your knee either.

KT tape on knee after ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair. Beats the heck out of an ace wrap under the bulky knee brace. Won't bind up behind the back of your knee either.

The first 1-2 weeks, you will be on crutches, until you are comfortable walking without them. During weeks 1-3, you will be focused on decreasing the swelling and increasing knee extension. Week 2-6 will have an emphasis on strengthening and stability. You will be able to start more challenging exercises including balance and proprioception exercises during weeks 6-12. During the 3-6 month phase, the emphasis should be placed on sports.

Tearing Your ACL: Advice from Former College Athlete and Athletic Trainer

The first 1-2 weeks, you will be on crutches, until you are comfortable walking without them. During weeks 1-3, you will be focused on decreasing the swelling and increasing knee extension. Week 2-6 will have an emphasis on strengthening and stability. You will be able to start more challenging exercises including balance and proprioception exercises during weeks 6-12. During the 3-6 month phase, the emphasis should be placed on sports.

Kinesio taped myself to keep pulling this swelling off my joint...works wonders #YaGirlGotSkills

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Knee Pain: Kinesiology taping instructions for knee pain.#pai...

Knee Pain: Kinesiology taping instructions for knee pain.#pai...

What I wish I'd known before ACL surgery

Going through ACL reconstruction surgery is serious business. Yes, the procedure itself is minor, and depending on if you choose to use an autograft (a tendon constructed from your own body) or an allograft (a tendon from a cadaver), you could be back on your feet in 1-3 weeks. But it's a hassle. It's months and months of rigorous physical therapy, it's restrictive on your active lifestyle (assuming you had one before), and it's relying on other people to help you with every day tasks for…

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the four main ligaments that support the knee. The ACL crosses the front of the knee diagonally, and provides support during rotation as well as keeping the tibia from sliding in front of the femur. Once you have an ACL injury, you will lose leg strength and motion, according to Cigna.com, and an...

Ways to Stay in Shape With a Torn ACL | Livestrong.com

Before working out with a torn ACL, it's important to understand the extent of your injury. Seek medical attention for a specific exercise plan after injury.

4 Ways to Prepare for ACL Surgery - wikiHow

How to Prepare for ACL Surgery: 13 Steps (with Pictures)

How to Prepare for ACL Surgery. A severe ACL tear is excruciating and often requires surgery to completely fix. It's natural to be nervous about surgery, especially if it's your first time. Fortunately, ACL surgery is typically an...