Total Joint Replacement
The most common joint replacement surgeries are for the hips and knees. It is done in order to replace any damaged joints in your body. If the pain in your affected joints does not lessen over time with non-surgical treatments, total joint replacement may be recommended. After surgery, most patients will feel temporary pain in the replaced joint, but this can be dealt with. Physical therapy is used to get you back to your everyday activities as soon as possible after your procedure.
After your surgery, doctors will encourage you to begin to move and use your new joint. It may be painful at first, but this is where physical therapy becomes beneficial. The more you move, the better off you are going to be in the long-term. The treatment plan may be six weeks or up to a few months, but physical therapy will make a huge difference. The Physical Therapy Experience provides orthopedic physical therapy in Smithtown that will:
- Increase range of motion
- Reduce swelling
- Build Strength
- Decrease postoperative pain
Why Physical Therapy is Important
If physical therapy is not done after surgery, there is a chance that the joint will not heal properly. Participating in a postoperative program will build strength and restore normal movement in your joint. It will also increase blood circulation. Right after surgery, you could be at risk for blood clots. Taking part in physical therapy can eliminate that risk, so all you have to worry about is healing and regaining strength.
Going through joint replacement surgery can be taxing on your body. The Physical Therapy Experience offers orthopedic physical therapy in Smithtown that can help solve some of the complications that come with the procedure. If you are looking for treatment, please contact us to discuss your physical therapy needs.