In this Video, Dr. Sunil Kini, Consultant Joint Replacement Arthroscopic surgeon explains why physiotherapy is important after a knee ligament injury.
Why is physiotherapy important for a patient with the knee injury?
Knee surgery is just half the job done to heal the injury and the other half is the physiotherapy. Physiotherapy has 3 goals:
It helps reduce the pain.
To increase the range of motion
Strengthen the muscles
What are the exercises suggested?
Few of the exercises suggested healing the knee ligament injuries are
Thigh squeezing exercises
Exercises to strengthen the calf muscles
It is also advised to increase the walking distance eventually.
Does Physiotherapy help other joint related issues as well?
Physiotherapy in early stages of arthritis helps strengthen the muscles and reduce the stress on joints. Arthritis is of 4 stages and till stage 3, physiotherapy helps patient to strengthen the muscles and increase the longevity. Physiotherapy is also advised to patients before undergoing surgery to strengthen the muscles and that helps post-surgical healing.
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