Blog Posts - Recuperation



Another TKR Flexibility Exercise Using an Exercise Bike

Hi everyone. Many of you have contacted me recently wondering about using an exercise bike for tkr (total knee replacement) rehab. This equipment played a crucial role in my tkr recuperation. Even 8 years post-tkr, I still use it to work on my knee&#...
by Booktoots' Healing on Aug 1, 2016

Gratitude Works Wonders

Hello everyone. Any one who has been through a total knee replacement knows that it takes a lot of recuperation and hard work. (That’s an understatement!) Sometimes it just doesn’t seem like it’s going to get any better. I regularly...
by Booktoots' Healing on Jul 11, 2016

TKR Exercise Is Critical

Hi everyone! One of my readers sent me this article about the importance of exercising after a total knee replacement. I thought it was interesting and wanted to share it again. The powerful data never grows old… Exercise after knee replacemen...
by Booktoots' Healing on Jun 22, 2016

7 Ways to Speed Up Your Knee Replacement Recuperation

Hi my favorite readers. I have had quite a few readers approach me recently and inquire about ways to make the tkr recuperation easier. There is no simple approach, unfortunately. Sharing one of my more popular posts regarding this topic may help you...
by Booktoots' Healing on Jun 11, 2016

“I Know I Can Do It”

I have mentioned before about the importance of having a positive outlook while going through recuperation. Sometimes it is easier said than done. We all know that. Everyone is entitled to get depressed or experience other negatively-oriented emotion...
by Booktoots' Healing on Jun 5, 2016

Overdoing It: Are You Doing This?

Learn how to identify overdoing it. The post Overdoing It: Are You Doing This? appeared first on Booktoots' Healing.
by Booktoots' Healing on May 10, 2016

TKR Dead Weight: Is This You?

Hi everyone! I have received quite a few comments lately about the worries of having a very stiff tkr leg for a time after the surgery. This is no news to us who found out the hard way that this is a common event. Here’s some more insight…...
by Booktoots' Healing on Mar 30, 2016

Leg Straightening Exercises After A TKR

Hi everyone. I’ve received numerous emails about leg straightening exercises and believe an update to a previously popular article is in order. Leg straightening was of particular interest to me during my initial tkr recuperation stages. I had...
by Booktoots' Healing on Mar 8, 2016

Chair Yoga: Can It Help With A TKR, or Other, Recuperation?

Hi everyone. You have likely heard about chair yoga, but may be uncertain about whether it can help you. After attending classes for about a year, I thought it would be fun to share some insight. I have written previously about this wonderful exercis...
by Booktoots' Healing on Feb 9, 2016

Resistance Bands: Use Them For Better Joint Health

Hi my favorite readers! Resistance bands are cheap, convenient, and beneficial for getting or maintaining knee functioning. I still use them, seven years post-tkr. They are an easy way to get a workout no matter where you are. Just put one or two in...
by Booktoots' Healing on Feb 1, 2016

TKR: What Does Your Knee Look Like Afterwards?

Hi everyone. I have received quite a few questions about what to expect after having a tkr or total knee replacement. What does the typical knee area look like? What did mine look like? At the two-year mark, I wrote the following post. It still appli...
by Booktoots' Healing on Jan 21, 2016

What Do Those Generalized Post-TKR Guidelines Mean?

Hi everyone. I have received a variety of comments from various readers asking about the significance of tkr literature and actually healing. It got me thinking that it seems like an appropriate time to write a post. Thanks for the inquiries! I belie...
by Booktoots' Healing on Oct 19, 2015

Fall Prevention and Total Knee Replacement

Hi my favorite readers! While recuperating, and preparing, for a total knee replacement it is important to prepare your living area to help avoid falls.  There are a variety of ways to do this: * Remove all loose rugs that do not have a nonstick bac...
by Booktoots' Healing on Oct 16, 2015

Ways To Use Resistance Bands For A TKR or Good Knee Health

Hi my favorite readers! Resistance bands are cheap, convenient, and beneficial for getting or maintaining knee functioning. I still use them, seven years post-tkr. They are an easy way to get a workout no matter where you are. Just put one or two in...
by Booktoots' Healing on Sep 15, 2015

How to Maintain Exercise Mojo After A TKR

Hi everyone! It is so easy to lose interest in exercising when recuperating from a tkr. At first, the pain is so intense that the frustration level is….when is this going to end? I know that’s what it was like for me. And, the steps forwa...
by Booktoots' Healing on Sep 9, 2015

Yoga as TKR Recuperation

Hi my favorite readers! Yoga has become mainstream as being the ideal way to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. There is something particularly interesting about this ancient practice, however. It seems that the more we learn about yoga, the more we...
by Booktoots' Healing on Aug 20, 2015

Yoga as TKR Recuperation

Hi my favorite readers! Yoga has become mainstream as being the ideal way to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. There is something particularly interesting about this ancient practice, however. It seems that the more we learn about yoga, the more we...
by Booktoots' Healing on Aug 20, 2015

Walking Surfaces Matter After a TKR

Hi everyone! I’ve written other posts before about walking as an exercise for recuperating from a total knee replacement. Walking surfaces matter as much as the walking itself, also. After 40 years of dealing with different types of walking sur...
by Booktoots' Healing on Jul 15, 2015

Balance Issues & A Total Knee Replacement

Hi everyone! I have been asked about balance issues after having a tkr. I have written about this in numerous posts, but have received requests for this particular one. So… Something strange and perplexing has been happening lately. There will...
by Booktoots' Healing on Jul 10, 2015

How Do You Know When You’re Overdoing It?

Learn how to identify overdoing it. The post How Do You Know When You’re Overdoing It? appeared first on Booktoots' Healing.
by Booktoots' Healing on Jun 27, 2015


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