- Apr 1, 2017
Hi all, I am 10 days in from surgery. My post surgery notes said to do the floor pedals for 10 mins per day. Initially I didn’t do that and had good leg extension and could hold 90 ROM for some seconds. Finding conflicting advice on Google I decided I should also begin doing the pedals. I had also been walking with walker and doing pumps and sitting on a chair with 90 ROM The last 2 days I have done 10 minutes on the pedals and have been in terrible pain for a few hours afterwards. Also I have had to wait some time for more for pain relief which has been really upsetting. As a result I’ve been unable to do anything much else for the rest of the day due to increased stiffness etc. I am thinking I will only do back and forth on the pedals for 5 minutes now. Just looking at the pedals however is giving me anxiety. I’m worried I won’t reach 120 ROM by 6 weeks if I don’t do enough on the pedals though. Any advice greatly appreciated.