- Aug 29, 2017
- United States
Please don’t worry about their constant emphasis on the numbers, especially this early in recovery. Swelling is blocking your ROM, when it goes down you will be able to bend your knee just fine.According to her and her measuring rulers, I am doing okay
Don’t believe them if they tell you there is a window of opportunity in which you must regain ROM. It’s not true. My ROM improved after my first year anniversary and after my second year anniversary.
Right now you don’t need lots of exercises, just move your knee gently to keep it mobile, take short walks around the house every hour or 2 that you are awake.
Regaining our ROM is more about Time than repetitions of a list of exercises.
Time to recover.
Time for pain and swelling to settle.
Time to heal.
Our range of motion is right there all
along just waiting for that to happen so it can show itself.
In the general run of things, it doesn't need to be fought for, worked hard for or worried about. It will happen. Normal activity is the key to success.