An athlete all his life Tom writes about the challenges of total knee replacement recovery under circumstances of extreme pain. Mary Elliott does an in-depth interview for the podcast and Tom Jurewicz shares his story in this signature article about perseverance, courage and recovery.
Generally after a knee surgery when your knee joint is swollen, there is a lot of exudation and fluid built up. These fluids can ultimately result to a scar tissue formation wherein your range of motion can be restricted or maybe even making it hard for you to regain your range of motion.
Patty did most of her recovery at home. She faithfully worked on her rehab each day. She consulted with her X10 Coach, strategized on next steps. And, Patty found that her recovery went quickly, to the point that she could live as she would like after her knee replacement, without complication.
After surgery, you have a number of changes that take place, all part of normal reactive, reparative process. These types of changes take place with most any trauma or injury, whether it be to skin surfaces or deeper. These changes are induced by a variety of factors that act kind of in a cascade formation, in a cascade manner.
Range of motion has two components, the ability to extend your leg so that you can extend it out straight and the ability to flex your leg. And so they are called extension and flexion and they’re both important. Extension is the first thing that you need to work on.