Post-operative or post-surgical rehabilitation programs are recommended to strengthen the muscles at the injured site, relieve pain, ensure mobility, and restore to normal functional capability. The common rehabilitation procedures include:
- Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (RICE)
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen to reduce pain
- Usage of crutches, braces, or heat retainer to prevent movement of the injured site
- Sports massages
In addition to the above mentioned treatments, your physiotherapist may instruct special exercises following surgery, depending upon the type of injury and type of surgery.