- Stay Active- Undergoing THR does not imply that you have to be an idler. It is the time to regain your endurance by staying as much active as possible. You can enhance it by walking and performing mobility exercises guided by your doctors and physical therapist.
- User friendly home- make your home user friendly and free of obstacles that may come in your way and modify the furnishings as per your necessities.
- Healthy Diet- balanced and healthy diet is important to maintain as your weight can affect your recovery. Excess weight adds pressure on the hips that may hamper the healing process and slower down the recovery.
- Hip precautions- follow the proper precautions advised by your doctor regarding the hip mobility during your post-operative phase. Some of these precautions includes;
- Avoid crossing and twisting your legs
- Avoid bending from your waist more than 90 degrees
- While lying, lie on your back and keep a pillow between your legs to prevent touching of knees.
- Use walker, crutches or cane for transfers and ambulation until doctor advised
- Sit on high chairs which is higher than knee height. Use raised toilet seats and avoid low beds.
- Don’t drive until advisable
- Avoid turning back on your operated leg
The most common cause for back pain, as you get older, is spinal stenosis or narrowing of one or more areas of the spine, which most often results from narrowing of the spinal canal over time. By the time people reach 50, most people’s spine show at least some signs of age-related wear and tear of the disks and of facet joints, which can grow to be enlarged and arthritic. These changes can exert pressure on the spinal cord and nerves leading to pain, numbness or weakness in arms or legs or other problems adversely affecting the quality of your life.
Your neck and lower back are the most common parts to be affected by spinal stenosis; in the neck it is called cervical spinal stenosis. Cervical spinal stenosis can cause pain or stiffness in …