Here you are, walking into a new path with your brand new knee!!! How incredibly great is that?!! Some would call it a miracle. It’s definitely a change for the better. What are you looking forward to? What paths are now open to you that may have been closed for years? Any way you slice it…
Articles and stories about life after knee surgery and recovery.
Amazed, stunned, and speechless, hope rising up in my heart, as a whole new sense of what’s possible for people struggling with those “sticky knees“… for YEARS.
Merlin’s Story Part III. Opioids and Knee Replacement. Effective pain management is the first layer of building that trust relationship that allows the patient to be an active partner in their own healing from the inception.
Merlin’s Story Part V: Conclusion. I named my X10 machine ‘Brunhilda’ and we quickly became fast friends. She sat among my plants and books and work files like a sentinel looking out the window to the trees outside. She was strong and relentless and kind and rewarding. I could set my target, crank up the Mozart to levels that drowned the pain, pace myself, and have small victories which I would celebrate with my recovery coaches. My knee surgery recovery and the X10 were now working in synchronization.
These foods are basically repeat offenders — foods that we probably already realize are on that “hit list,” and it would be wise to reduce or eliminate them. So let’s proceed with that in mind. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what’s best for you, because you’re the one who has to deal with the outcomes and consequences. — Tricia Lahmann, Holistic Health Coach
To walk properly you need that zero degrees, so that your heel can hit the ground first. After surgery, sometimes what happens is your brain can start sending messages to the leg on how it should move and where it is in space. Your leg can sometimes have a delay on that message. It’s almost like your muscles have to relearn what their job is.
Hi, I’m Tricia Lahmann, Holistic Health Coach, Knee Rehab Coach, dance instructor and avid runner. I’ve made it my life’s mission to support people through making the VERY BEST choices in their daily lives so they can enjoy life to the fullest.
“After the staples or sutures have been removed you can start with desensitization techniques and mobilizing the tissue around the scar. The sensation you feel when you massage your scar is one of strong pulling or light burning, NOT sharp pain.”
What image comes to mind when you hear of a person undergoing a total knee replacement? Someone sedentary? Someone in their “golden years?” What if I told you that image has changed drastically in the last decade?
Deb was living a purposeful and exciting life. Sadly, things like volleyball, tennis, and dancing became very challenging because of the excruciating pain that certain movement caused her. These limitations contributed to muscle loss, weakness as well as depression. Deb faced some very important decisions.