Be sure to consult your physician prior to beginning your joint exercise program and only exercise to your comfort level. You’ll obtain optimum benefit from your joint exercises if you do them twice a day.
How to Do: Sit in an armchair and place your hands on the armrests. Straighten your arms and raise your bottom up off the chair seat if possible. Your feet should remain flat on the floor.
When to Do: before and after surgery
Repeat this exercise 20 times
Benefit: Strengthens your arms so you can walk more steadily with crutches or a walker while you are recovering.
Supplies: an armchair