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Offline Carolanne59

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« on: May 11, 2018, 09:38:19 AM »
I am doing one hour pilates  a week is this enough I am 3 and half weeks post knee replacement thanks

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Re: Exercise
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 01:19:38 PM »
What have the surgeon and physio said to do? I'd have thought you should be doing the prescribed exercises daily?
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Re: Exercise
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 01:51:52 PM »
I don't think that 1 hour of pilates per week is enough exercise. General guidelines say that you should exercise at least 30 minutes a day. You should be doing the exercises given to you by the surgeon/ physio as Vickster said. However, you should try to do more than this after 3.5 weeks. Why not invest in a resistance band? You can do many upper-body exercises with this, and also work your non-operated leg. If you go to YouTube, you can also look up 'seated upper-body cardio exercises' or upper-body cardio exercises with knee injury. Best of luck- if you start to do more exercise you will feel a lot better in general. The exercises should not cause you or your knee any pain (unless it's the good kind of course).
Good luck,