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: Lie flat on your back in your bed and keep your knee straight and your toes pointed up to the ceiling. Slide your leg out to the side. Then slowly return to the starting position. Remember to slide the leg, don’t raise it up off the surface.
When to Do: before and after surgery
Repeat this exercise 20 times
Benefit: This exercise strengthens the muscles on the inner and outer thigh to provide support of your hip and knee when standing and walking.