Physical Therapy and Exercise for the Knee
You may be prescribed a number of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapy is simply an exercise program that gently stretches and strengthens specific muscles and joints. The exercises you may perform are gentle, range of motion (stretching) exercises designed to restore movement and strength to your joint and to promote blood flow for healing. Physical therapy, which usually lasts between 4 and 6 weeks, is a very important role in the recovery process. A physical therapist may demonstrate a variety of low-impact exercises designed to increase the strength and mobility of your knee joint.
A nutritious, well-balanced diet – along with physical activity and refraining from smoking – is the foundation of good health. Eating in this manner helps you maintain your body’s everyday functions, promotes optimal body weight and can assist in disease prevention.