Resources for Knee Replacement Recovery in Charleston, SC

Your top priority when facing joint surgery is to find the most qualified surgeon with the most minimally invasive procedures so that you can get back to your active lifestyle as soon as possible. Continue reading to learn how you can speed up the recovery process after joint surgery. 

How to Get Back In the Game After Joint Surgery

Stick to the Plan

The first step toward a faster recovery may sound counterintuitive, but it is vital to take things slow. Overdoing it or going against your doctor’s recovery plan may result in further injury, permanent damage, or the need for additional surgery. Don’t risk pushing yourself beyond what your body is capable of in order to speed up recovery.  

Your surgeon will provide you with clear instructions to help you navigate how active you should expect to be after returning home from joint surgery. Be sure to read it and trust the professionals when they offer recommendations. 

Stay Active

Just because you have to follow the doctor’s orders and pace yourself doesn’t mean you’ll be sitting lifeless on the couch for weeks on end. Your body will need to remain active to allow your body to regain the strength and mobility you need to return to your everyday activities, let alone the endurance to return to the playing field. 

Invest time and energy into getting the most out of physical rehab. Participate in sport-specific training so you can condition your body to return to your athletic lifestyle. As you heal and return to the field, court, or track, don’t overexert yourself. Modify the exercises to suit your needs, and try to minimize high-impact sports until fully healed. Play on softer surfaces. Run on the grass rather than the road. Opt for swimming over other cardio exercises to lessen impact on your knees until fully recovered.

Schedule a Consultation in Charleston, SC

Our surgeons at SC Sports Medicine are ready to provide you with advanced knee replacement recovery in Charleston, SC, using industry-leading techniques and Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology. Our top priority is to ensure you receive the highest level of care before, during, and after the surgery so you can return to a healthy, active lifestyle as soon as possible. Request an appointment today to get started. No referral is required.

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