Sports After A Knee Replacement
Anytime there is an injury to a crucial part of your body, it is natural to be cautious even after a surgery to protect it. It does not need to be the end of your active life by any means though. Many times people do not realize they can go back to doing a sport after they have been properly rehabilitated. A knee replacement is a great example of that.
The knees bear the weight of your body. When there is osteoporosis, injury or too much weight on them, it can cause excruciating pain. This might prevent you from doing a sport you love. If a knee replacement is necessary, what happens after you have it? Can you eventually resume your normal activities?
Most doctors would say yes and support you resuming your sports and activities. There is no reason why someone couldn’t go back to running, playing tennis or biking after the knee has been properly rehabilitated. This of course needs to be done in a smart manner and always under your doctors supervision.
Your ability to return to sports after a knee replacement will depend greatly on your general health as well. The healthier you are, the higher chance you have of going back to playing the sport you did before. Some low impact sports can be resumed within a 6-week time frame. More active sports such as running or biking could take 12 weeks to 6 months before you are ready to resume. The decision to start your sport back up again should always be discussed with your doctor first.