Knee Arthritis Ongoing Care
Therapies are available to help you manage pain and symptoms, whether you have total or partial knee replacement or treat your knee arthritis with more conservative methods. The professionals at WellStar Health Place have specialized classes like Arthritis Aquatics, designed to improve joint flexibility and muscular strength while reducing joint pain and stiffness.
Following Total Knee Replacement
More than 90% of individuals who undergo total knee replacement experience a dramatic reduction of knee pain and a significant improvement in the ability to perform common activities of daily living. But total knee replacement will not make you a super-athlete or allow you to do more than you could before you developed arthritis. After surgery, you will be advised to avoid some types of activity, including jogging and high-impact sports, for the rest of your life.
With normal use and activity, every knee replacement develops some wear in its plastic cushion. Excessive activity or weight may accelerate this normal wear and cause the knee replacement to loosen and become painful. With appropriate activity modification, knee replacements can last for many years.