Knee Replacement Left You with Pain and Stiffness?
Micromovement disrupter: knee replacement surgery
With over 600,000 performed in the U.S. in 2020, knee replacement surgery has become a somewhat routine surgical procedure.
A common issue for many following their knee replacement is stiffness.
We find the primary contributors to the knee stiffness are swelling and poor multi-dimensional function at the joint.
Luckily, Bridging® is a way to reset the muscle coordination around the knee to quickly improve your comfort and movement!
Knee replacement recovery not what you expected?
That was Arvey’s dilemma. Four weeks after his knee surgery, his recovery was not what he expected. His pain was constant, even though his orthopedic surgeon said he was on track.
Staying active is the key to both physical and mental health at ALL ages. This is a top reason for having your knee replaced– to allow you to be more active without living in pain, or on ibuprofen.
As Arvey experienced, you can still have pain, stiffness, swelling and/or limited range of motion, even when doing all of your post-surgery exercises.
What else can you do to help?
Take a look at the video to see how Arvey’s knee movement quickly changed during the Bridging® session.
Please share these insights with your friends and family who may still have pain or stiffness with their knees. 🙂
The knee is a connector!
The knee does so much more than merely bend and straighten. The main job of the knee is to connect. It connects the agility of the lower leg and foot to the power and endurance muscles of the thigh and core.
Here are some of the many relationships involving your knee muscles:
- Connecting above and below the knee to bend AND straighten
- Connecting from the front of the knee to the back of the knee for joint stability
- Connecting criss-cross relationships behind the knee for agility and shock-absorption
- Coordinating the knee cap with the ankle to prevent hyperextension
The last three are SO important, yet not often assessed. When any of these complex relationships are sidelined, your overall comfort and coordination feel ‘off’.
Bridging® helps in two ways
Bridging® can help with knee replacement recovery by addressing two unique aspects of function:
- Reduce swelling by reintegrating the flow of micromovements from the leg to the core, making sure your body is stable and movement is fluent. Once these flow, swelling in the leg dissipates.
- Rebuild complex muscle interconnection at your knee to improve the ease of movement and stability of your knee. Your muscle coordination, which has been impaired by surgery, is quickly restored with gentle rocking motions and micro-stretches.
The relief is both fast and long-lasting!
Do your knees work the way you’d like?
Do you have knee stiffness or pain and want to know if Bridging® can help? Yes Cara, I’d like to find out more about how Bridging® may help my knees.
Or, are you interested in being a guest on one of our YouTube sessions (no cost)? Yes Cara, I’d love to volunteer for a video session!