Doing Household Chores
It's easy to forget that housework can be hard on your body! Ask your family and friends for some help with your housecleaning in the early days after you get home from surgery. Give yourself lots of time to do your activities, and make sure you take rests in between.
Here are some safety tips for doing common household tasks.
Use a long-handled dust pan, and avoid twisting. Use long-handled feather dusters for dusting items that are at high or low heights.
Wash and dry small loads only, to reduce stress on your new joint.
- Have someone carry your laundry to the machine or have the laundry set up by the machine.
- Fill the machine using a long handled reacher if openings are below waist height. Don’t twist your body!