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: Stand with a walker or behind a stable chair. Hold your hands on the back of the chair for balance. Have your feet even with each other and separated 4-6 inches. Raise up onto your toes - hold for 5 seconds. Then lower your foot back to a flat position on the floor. Then slightly rock backward and raise your toes up off the floor. Do not rock so far back that you lose your balance. Try to keep your knees straight for this exercise.
When to Do: before and after surgery
Supplies Needed: a chair or walker
Repeat this exercise 20 times