Here are some examples of typical rehabilitation exercises for your
condition. Start each exercise slowly. Ease off the exercise if you start to
Your doctor or physiotherapist will tell you when
you can start these exercises and which ones will work best for you.
When you are not being active, find a comfortable position for
rest. Some people are comfortable on the floor or a medium-firm bed with a
small pillow under their head and another under their knees. Some people prefer
to lie on their side with a pillow between their knees. Don't stay in one
position for too long.
Take short walks (10 to 20 minutes) every
2 to 3 hours. Avoid slopes, hills, and stairs until you feel better. Walk only
distances you can manage without pain, especially leg pain.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be
sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having
problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of
the medicines you take.
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Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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