Hip replacement surgery is a procedure where the painful hip joint is surgically removed and replaced with an artificial one. Arthritis is found to the most common cause for causing hip pain.
With the advancement of science, the process has become lesser tedious. Expertise in hip replacement surgery is something that comes with repeated success. As it is with Isaac Hospitals.
Equally important as the surgeon’s expertise, is the patient’s response to the procedure. So it is important to keep the body ready, not just for the surgery, but also for the speedy recovery after the surgery.
Exercise will increase the strength and flexibility in your new hip and to help prevent blood clots. It will help to return to the normal routine and help you to come back to the mainstream life with more ease and poise. But yes, it is most important to ask the surgeon before you do anything related to hip.
Exercises for Hip Replacement
One of the key point that you need to remember is that you have keep doing the exercises even if you are not feeling comfortable during the initial stages. The medical team will set you an exercise protocol with steps like elastic loop. It is very important to adhere to this protocol strictly.
Similarly, it is very important to follow the instructions given by the medical team regarding the number and frequency of exercise and amount of pressure you can apply on your body.
There are some basic exercises like
Ankle pumps and circles: which requires bending both your ankles up, pulling your toes toward you, then bending both your ankles down, pointing your toes away from you. Along with that each foot should be rotated clockwise and counterclockwise, keeping the toes pointed toward the ceiling.
Thigh squeezes: involves tightening the muscles on the front of the thigh by pushing the back of your knee down into the bed. You have to stay in that position for five seconds and then relax.
At the same time, some of the advanced exercises like Heel slides (hip and knee flexion), Leg slides (abduction/adduction), Lying kicks (short arc quadriceps) and Sitting kicks (long arc quads) need guidance from the medical team or the surgeon. It is not advisable to do without medical supervision.