TKR exercises with lumbar degeneration
Not sure if this has been a topic of discussion. I am 6 weeks post-op for a RTKR. I am doing well and pleased with my progress. I have experienced lower back & hip pain while exercising. I shared this with my OS, he ordered x-rays and low and behold impressions were mild osteoarthritis in both hips, AND spinal degeneration in the lumbar spine. That explains the pain while exercising, but I would like to know if there is something I can do to prevent the pain. I do have some stretching exercises my PT taught me which helps. However, I need to start my knee exercises almost immediately afterward. Random leg lifts while watching Netflix are out of the question because of pain. 😟. Any suggestions on how to avoid hip and lower back pain while exercising post RTKR? Thank you!