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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.

squatsHow to Do: Stand with your walker or behind a stable chair so your balance is supported. Put your feet parallel and about 4-6 inches apart. Bend your knees and lower your body down toward the ground about 4 inches. Keep your back and torso up and straight. Note: If you feel pain, don’t lower down quite as far (i.e. only bend down 2-3 inches instead of 4.)

When to Do: before and after surgery

Repeat this exercise 20 times

Supplies: a walker or a chair

Benefits: Strengthens all the muscles in your leg to provide better support when standing and walking.

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