The knee joint is extremely prone to injury. An injury or damage to any part of the knee joint is a serious issue as it can be extremely painful and effect our ability to do even simple tasks.
Unfortunately many people will suffer from a knee injury at some point in their life. Serious knee injuries often require joint replacement or reconstruction surgery to restore the stability and function of the knee.
A good rehabilitation program is an integral part of any post-operative recovery plan and many surgeons recommend remedial massage as it helps to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain, and increases circulation and joint mobility.
The Benefits Of Remedial Massage
Many patients rely heavily on pain killer post-reconstruction surgery to deal with the pain and inflammation. Pain killers can provide instant relief be they are ineffective when it comes to restoring strength and mobility. Remedial massage on the other hand can not only reduce the pain and restriction but your therapist can also provide simple exercise to start getting strength back into the muscles.
Here is how remedial massage therapy can accelerate your knee surgery recovery:
Decreased Pain & Inflammation | Remedial Massage Post Knee Reconstruction
Knee surgery is an extremely invasive procedure and can cause a lot of damage to surrounding tissue. Remedial massage has been shown to very effective at managing pain and swelling after knee replacement surgery. Research shows that:
- remedial massage decreases postoperative pain
- remedial massage accelerates the rate of decline in edema
- remedial decreases doses of analgesics
- remedial massage increases a sense of wellbeing
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