Having joint replacement surgery doesn’t mean exercise is out of the picture.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these guidelines:
- Your doctor may have restrictions on your exercise regimen, so always consult your doctor before you exercise after surgery.
- Until your doctor says it’s OK, don’t jog, ski, run or do other exercises that put the replaced joint under stress.
- Opt for less-stressful exercises such as swimming, doubles tennis, golf and biking.