best exercise after knee surgery
I actually have had two knee surgeries on the same knee. The first was for a bone chip many years a go. I recovered completely from that one. The second surgery was a meniscus tear (from a work related injury, I houseclean). That surgery was a year a go. My knee and foot are not right. I never had physical therapy, and I am not even sure if insurance will cover it at this point.
So I was wondering does anyone have any idea for the best strengthening exercises? I have started to do some yoga, pilates ( I have an extremely weak core), and I hike, walk and really want to do more running. I ran a mile up a steep hill today and now my knee hurts. I like running best, but I don't want to do too much damage. I was running up to 5 miles a day before the last surgery, now I am starting to feel really out of shape. I am not a huge fan of biking.
Will weight training be good? I do some. I also notice my knee and leg become very tight if I don't stretch it out.