Knee Pain Shouldn’t Put You On The Sideline Of Your Own Life
Our LRU Pillow and Knee Rehabilitation Kit equip people to heal safely and thoroughly.
The components of this are critical for a successful knee recovery
and they are utilized in KneeFitIn5.
Ice is a great way to control soreness and swelling. Compression is also a proven method to control swelling. Excessive swelling can increase pain, limit knee mobility, and reduce strength. We have provided an excellent tool to control swelling using cold and compression. You have complete control over the amount of compression you provide.
It is essential to actively gain full knee range of motion (under the power of your leg strength). However, sometimes you need aid to get you to your goal. The knee strap assists with full knee range of motion, both extension (knee straight) and flexion(knee bending). The knee strap also is utilized to improve your flexibility
Many strengthening exercises can be done by just using your body. However, adding resistance allows for greater strengthening results. The resistance band is utilized strategically in the Knee-Fitin5 program to improve lower extremity strength
The bolster is utilized in the Knee-Fitin5 program in a simple way to assist with both strengthening and knee range of motion.
High-Density Foam Pads
The foam pads can aid in transitioning to higher-level strengthening exercises and improve higher-level balance. Balance is often overlooked but remains an essential component of functional activities.
Frequently Asked Questions About the LRU Pillow
How do I use the LRU Pillow?
- Place the pillow just about anywhere you will be sitting or lying such as: couch, bed, recliner, floor.
- Place the leg in the pillow with the bottom of the foot lined up with the end of the pillow.
- Use it while you’re sitting or lying and especially while sleeping.
- Use it as much as possible, even after exercise, to speed recovery, relieve pain, and improve your rehab results.
How long should I keep my leg in the LRU Pillow?
If you have recently undergone a knee surgery, like a knee replacement, we recommend you keep your leg elevated while resting for the first 2 weeks. If you are not ambulating, exercising, or going to the restroom, we recommend you keep your leg elevated in the LRU Pillow. After 2 weeks, utilize the LRU Pillow as needed for 30 minutes or longer, i.e. after therapy, or being out for extended periods and your leg starts to swell. There is nothing wrong with taking breaks; however, the more you use the LRU Pillow, the more you can control your swelling to achieve the best results.
Should I sleep with the LRU Pillow?
If you can tolerate sleeping with the LRU Pillow, it is recommended. Sleep is important. If you cannot sleep with your leg in the LRU Pillow then remove your leg and ensure you get adequate sleep.
Should my heel hang over the edge of the LRU pillow?
No, you want to keep the bottom of your foot flush to the end of the pillow. The purpose of the LRU Pillow is not only to control your swelling but to encourage your knee to straighten.
Can I use the LRU pillow in a recliner?
Yes. The benefit of the LRU Pillow is it’s portability. You can use the pillow in bed, couch, recliner, etc.
What if the LRU pillow is too long?
You can cut the thin side of the pillow that is designed to be under your hip. We have found an electric knife cuts smoothly through the foam. If you don’t have an electric knife, sharp quality scissors will work.
“I had my first knee replaced and used the CPM machine. On my second knee, I used the LRU Pillow. What a difference! The pillow was so easy to use. I could rest anywhere I wanted around my house. I could control my swelling, and my knee was completely straight. I can walk without a limp. I couldn’t be more pleased.”
– Dorothy, age 64
“When I had my 2nd ACL surgery after the first one failed, it was tremendously more easy. Your approach to the exercises and swelling control with the LRU Pillow made the difference. I’m now back living my life, doing what I want with a stable knee.”
Joe, age 35
“I don’t know why everyone doesn’t rehabilitate their knees the way you do. I had both of my knees replaced and I have much better range of motion and walk much better than anyone else I know that has had their knee replaced.”
Don, age 67
“I had a total knee replacement done 5 years ago and the postoperative course was very difficult, 1 year ago I had my other knee replaced. This one was so much easier, thanks to the only thing that changed..the use of the LRU pillow.”
Nancy, age 60
When do I need to see a doctor for my knee pain?
Your window of opportunity for a full recovery is small. Have peace of mind that you are taking the proper steps by watching the following message from Dr. Lawless.
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