The Healing Process
With summer comes more time outdoors and being active and, of course, more injuries. While we are all about preventative care, we realize that accidents just happen sometimes or chronic problems can worsen. One such problem that typically worsens with age is knee pain. Many people choose to get knee replacement surgery to alleviate their knee pain and restore their knees back to peak performance.
Knee replacement surgery can do wonders, but only after you’ve taken the time to heal. Almost as important as the actual surgery is the recovery stage. It can help you heal faster and improve long-term success, but it does require that you move around almost immediately. After a week in recovery, you should be walking, doing physical therapy exercises and be able to do most things easier than immediately after surgery. Sounds like a lot, right?
Assistive knee braces are a great addition to the recovery process. They allow you to benefit fully from your recovery by limiting harmful knee movements while healing and providing stability. Because the recovery for knee replacement surgery is so intense, we highly recommend using a brace to ensure no further injury.
You can find a full range of braces suited for your recovery needs, but it’s important to consider a few things before buying your brace. After all, you want to make sure it’s the right brace for you.
- What type of knee brace do I require?
You want to make sure you’re buying a brace that’s appropriate for your recover
- What size do I need?
If your brace isn’t a one size fits all, make sure your brace is sized to give you the support you need.
- Will this be comfortable?
You’ll be wearing your brace quite a bit, so make sure you find one that you’re comfortable wearing for extended periods of time
Now that you know what to ask and what to look for, you’re good to go to buy your brace for your post-surgery recovery. Be sure to ice your knees, keep up with your physical therapy exercise and wear your brace, and you’ll be well on the road to recovery.