A good general condition and muscle strength ease the symptoms of osteoarthritis and support recovery from the surgery. The aim of physical activity is to improve your general condition, muscle strength, joint mobility, balance and muscle elongation. Gradually increase the intensity of physical activity and exercises. If the joint is inflamed or severely painful while exercising, take it easier. Pain medication helps you move around.
Move about every day as your condition allows. Daily exercise and everyday chores stimulate blood circulation and maintain muscle strength and joint mobility.
Functional exercise, such as gardening, lawn mowing, snow clearing, berry and mushroom picking are excellent forms of exercise. Forms of exercise that place little strain on painful joints include walking, swimming and cycling. Results-oriented exercising must take place regularly and several times a week. Exercising must have an upward trend in order to achieve training responses.
Exercising consists of general training such as walking, cycling and swimming. In addition, muscle strength, joint mobility, balance and muscle stretching are trained. Always start exercising moderately so that your body gets used to the strain gradually and you learn the optimal performance technique. Increase the intensity of exercising gradually. If the joint is inflamed or severely painful while exercising, you should take it easier. Pain medication may help you move around.
Prepare for the joint replacement surgery by reading Coxa’s patient instructions. We recommend that your loved ones also take a look at them so that they can support your rehabilitation.
You will receive the patient instructions from Coxa with the invitation letter. We hope you will take the instructions with you for all your visits to Coxa.