Will I be able to partake in all my normal activities after my knee replacement?
While it is really important to be active after your knee replacement, you will need to build up your activities gradually. You will eventually be able to partake in light activities like jogging, cycling or dancing. However, high-impact activities like running, jumping and heavy lifting will not be possible for quite some time. Doing these sorts of activities against your surgeon’s advice may risk causing damage to your new knee joint.
Your physiotherapist will show you some exercises you can do to build up the muscle strength in your legs. It is important to follow this advice if you want to make a full recovery.