Many patients who have recently had a joint replacement surgery wonder if it is worth it to have physiotherapy after their surgery. In fact many physiotherapists will recommend this for their patients, and it is actually beneficial. One of the main reasons that physiotherapy is recommended after a joint replacement treatment is that it can help to prevent any post-operative stiffness from occurring. Stiffness is one of the most common reasons that patients return to have their joint replacements reversed.
There are many other reasons to have this type of exercise after your joint replacements. For example, it can help to avoid the onset of any new pains or soreness in the area of the joint replacement. This can be extremely important for patients who were injured in a severe sports accident and were not properly evaluated before having their joints replaced.
It can also help to protect the healing of the joints by avoiding any further stress being placed on them. When your physiotherapy after joint replacement starts it is likely that you will be in a fairly strenuous state of relaxation and stretching. This can put a lot of strain on your muscles and ligaments, which can cause them considerable pain and difficulty moving afterwards.
Therefore, it is important that any unnecessary activities are stopped as soon as possible to allow your body to heal and for any pain or discomfort to subside. This is especially important if you are suffering from any type of musculo-skeletal condition or from any sort of infection. A good physiotherapist will be able to advice you on the best way to achieve a suitable level of post-operative stiffness reduction.