Don rolled a dump truck and was thrown from the cab of the vehicle. He was in a wheelchair for months. The X10 Knee Recovery System™ was able to help Don’s knee and, surprisingly, his hip as well. In addition to all of his injuries, Don was facing a very challenging ACL LCL Knee Recovery.
Strength After Knee Surgery. You know that whole use it or lose it, that’s real. That really happens. A quick lesson on building strength after knee surgery.
Constant pain in the front and center of your knee. The inability to bend your knee into a crouched position. Not enough leg strength to stand up from a crouched position. Does this sound familiar? If so, there’s a chance you may have Patella Baja.
This research demonstrates the critical role leg strength has not only in our day-to-day lives but in planning for happy healthy lives in years to come. These results show how important it is to build strength and take care of ourselves.
I had TKR six weeks ago, and used the X10 Knee Machine for 18 days – it’s wonderful! I returned to my office and dental practice exactly three weeks post-op. In thinking about my recovery and those of others I wanted to share a few thoughts that I hope will be helpful.
Everything I had heard of that scared me, also I was not able to take anymore time off of work. I was searching online for exercises and things to do, and the X10 kept popping up on my searches. Not knowing what it was, finally after about the third time of it popping up I said, “All right, I have to check this out.”
It was compromising walking on the stairs or playing tennis. Every night, when I went to sleep, I woke up every two to three hours with excruciating pain. I knew in my heart, at this point in time, with both knees compromised, I had to do something.
You never know when life is going to throw you a curve. My curveball came the week before Memorial Day, when I tripped in the garage (on my way to exercise) and broke my patella, i.e., kneecap. Two days later, Dr. Jason Sadowski bolted the kneecap, wrapped it with wire and sent me home in a leg brace designed to keep my right leg absolutely straight for six weeks.
I consider myself fairly determined, and when I saw that the number 130 was the end, it was like okay, I’m going to go there. Every day there was progress, and that was what was so heartening. I could see that I was getting stronger and better.
One of the biggest concerns among the aging population is falling, and for good reason. A fall can be the beginning of a decline in your lifestyle. It is also the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older Americans, according to the NCOA, or National Council On Aging.