About the program:
This program is aimed at patients with osteoarthritic changes in the knee joint.
You may begin this program after consulting your physician or a member of our team.
The goal of the program is to improve the joint’s blood supply, to strengthen the power and tone of the muscles, to reduce pain, and prevent complications.
For a full and timely recovery, it is necessary to perform the exercises daily.
What the program contains:
- The program contains video playlists.
- A new playlist is loaded every day.
- The videos combine a detailed description of the exercise with a visual demonstration of how to correctly perform it.
- The exercises gradually progress in difficulty.
34 days of rehabilitation
42 different exercises
400 videos total
All rehabilitation exercises are only to be performed until you feel a stretch up to a mild discomfort. Under no circumstances should you cause yourself any pain. If you feel any pain, please take a short break and resume exercising at a reduced strain level. Overexertion will slow down the recovery process!
This program was created with the help of:
Dr. Nikolay Tivchev, M.D., Chief of Othopedics and Traumatology at Serdika Hospital
Please don’t hesitate to ask us your questions. Dial +359889250440 or use the chat bubble on the bottom right.
Gonarthrosis (degenerative changes in the structures of the knee) affects around 35% of women and around 21% of men. In over half of all cases, both knees are affected as well.
Risk factors: The most common cause of gonarthrosis is being overweight or obese. Professional sports and activities that require frequently repeated motions are also among the leading causes. Acute trauma that leads to definitive changes in the knee’s biomechanics (e.g. removal of damaged cartilage) are also high on the list of factors.
Symptoms and diagnosis: Pain when walking or even just moving at all, as well as stiffness are the first telltale signs. The afflicted complain of a reduced range of motion in the affected joint and describe pain when in motion that goes away when at rest.
Radiography can give valuable and clear information about the patient’s condition and confirm the diagnosis.
The tone of the thigh muscles and particularly of the muscles along the inner thigh is increased. A noticeable change in gait can be observed too, as a result of both the pain and the consequent sparing use of the knee(s). At a later stage, they may look enlarged or swollen.
As with all ailments, early diagnosis is of great importance. In some cases, the need for surgical treatment may be avoided for as long as 10 to 12 years. Improving mobility, correcting the gait, reducing body weight, and reducing the risk factors overall is no small step in slowing the development of osteoarthritis.