After knee surgery, or if you’ve had a joint replacement, there are some things you must not try and do. Don’t try and get ahead of yourself and do more than you should as you could make the situation worse.
Some activities are harmful and you should avoid them after knee surgery. For instance, you should avoid jogging or running as this puts extra stress on the knee joint. Keep away from steep slopes and don’t carry heavy loads, as these activities put extra pressure on the knees.
Other activities to avoid are weight training, squats, backpacking, hiking in mountains, jumping or skating.
Keeping yourself in shape and eating a healthy diet after knee surgery will help keep your weight under control. Overweight people put more strain on their knees when they move about.