Exercise will help you to recover sooner from Hip Replacement Surgery. Now a day, all the surgeons recommend you to do Exercise after Hip Replacement surgery. According to Dr. Kunal Patel, Exercise is very important to restore your normal hip motion and strength and a gradual return to everyday activities for your full recovery.
Here is a list of some recommended Exercise after Hip Replacement surgery:
- Ankle pumps: This exercise will help to improve blood circulation and Exercising the muscles of the lower leg will help maintain their strength. Ankle pumps stimulate blood flow in the leg and strengthen the lower leg, which can help support the hip. Slowly push your foot up and down. Do this exercise many times as often as every 5 or 10 minutes. This exercise can begin immediately after surgery and continue until you are fully recovered.
- Ankle Rotation: The ankle rotation is similar to the ankle pump, but is performed by rotating your foot in a circular motion. Move your ankle inward toward your other foot and then outward away from your other foot. Repeat 5 times in each direction 3 or 4 times a day.
- Hip abductions: Hip abduction exercises help stabilize the pelvis and encourage a normal walking gait. Be sure your knee, foot and hip are pointing straight forward. Keep your body straight. With your knee straight, lift your leg out to the side. Slowly lower your leg so your foot is back on the floor. Repeat this 10 times 3 or 4 times a day
- Thigh squeezes (Quadriceps Set): Quad squeezes can strengthen the quadriceps muscles without moving or putting strain on the hips. Tighten the muscles on the front of your thigh by pushing back of your knee down into the bed.Repeat this exercise 10 times during a 10-minute period.