Physiotherapy and Gentle Exercise
When adults experience pain following a surgery, it is common to avoid any kind of movement. However, exercise should be an important part of your pain management after your operation. If you had a hip, knee, or any other joint replacement surgery, regular and continuous exercise can help boost your overall strength and maintain your mobility. Exercise is a major player in the management of pain for most surgical interventions and is generally performed under the guidance of a healthcare professional. It is best to consult with your physician following surgery in order to come up with a safe exercise rehabilitation plan.
Physiotherapy is a growing field under pain management. Physiotherapists are highly qualified healthcare professionals who help improve a patient's functional capacity as well as manage their pain. Through the use of gentle movements and muscle strengthening techniques, a physiotherapist can assist with most acute post-surgical procedures. If you have pain associated with a surgery, consider discussing this with a physiotherapist.