Weight Bearing Joints

"Weight-bearing joints" are the various joints of the body that support the body while standing, walking, and carrying the weight of the body. The ankles, knees, and hips are the principal weight-bearing joints. The foot, pelvis, lower back, and spine joints also function as weight-bearing joints. Conditions like obesity and excessive weight increase the pressure on these joints, which can lead to wear and tear of the joints.

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When can physiotherapy be started after bilateral hip replacement surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I had bilateral hip replacement¬†surgery done recently. The right hip was replaced last month, and the left hip was replaced this month. Is it advisable to do physiotherapy now?  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The day when a hip replacement is done, that day itself, other joint movements should be started as early as possible. First, non-weight-bearing physiotherapy should be done, followed by partial and full weight-bearing exercises. Non-weight bearing movements should...  Read Full »

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