Tag Archives: total knee replacement

How to treat knee pain using a dowel for quadricep trigger points

Here’s another way to work those lower leg muscles to decrease pain if you can’t use a foam roller. This is what I have all my total knee replacement patients do before they do their exercises. Let me know if you have any questions, Ed Deboo, Physical Therapy Bellingham , WA

Changing attitudes towards the treatment of osteoarthritis

A fellow basketball player friend of mine originally hurt his back and hip  in high school, about 25 years ago.  He was playing 2-3 times per week, but I hadn’t seen him in awhile until I ran into him at a social function.   Well, over the years his lower back and hip has progressively become more painful and he’s been unable […]

Total Knee Replacement Patients: Don’t stop doing your exercises!

A study followed 48 men and women for 10 months after they had a unilateral knee replacement.  The researchers found that overall pain levels were significantly lower, but that the effected leg still demonstrated 14% weakness in muscle strength as compared to the non-surgical leg.  What this means is that those individuals still had trouble […]