3 Ways to Add a Little Spring to Your Step Without Hurting Your Knees
- Posted on: Mar 15 2019
If there’s one language that we speak here at Redwood Orthopedic Associates it’s joints. If you have poor joints in your knees or if you just had to undergo knee replacement surgery, then we definitely understand how frustrating it can be to recover. Luckily, now that temperatures are warming up a little bit more, it gives you an excuse to take a bit of your recovery outdoors. But what are some ways that you can add a little spring to your step this spring without hurting your knees?
Biking is one of our go-to’s when it comes to helping your joints recover after knee surgery or if you have knee pain. Whether you want to head on some biking trails and do some trail riding or if you would rather just bike through town, biking is, for the most part, really good for your knees. Just make sure that if you do any trail riding that you wear all of the gear and you take things slow so that you don’t get injured.
If you haven’t been giving yourself as much fresh air lately because of the colder temps, then start heading outside every day and go on a walk through your neighborhood. Walking is really easy on your knees and is a great way to get the blood circulating throughout your body which is something everybody needs when recovering from an injury or surgery.
If you’re lucky enough to find a heated outdoor pool close by, then by all means, hop right in (well, maybe pay first). Lap swimming, like biking, is great on your joints and will still help to give you that workout that you need for your heart and lungs.
If you had knee surgery during the winter or if you have a knee injury that’s been keeping you indoors, consider heading outdoors this spring to bike, walk, or swim. To learn more about these and other fun activities you can do, contact us at our Santa Rosa office and call us at (707) 544-3400.
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