The leg abduction exercises are some of the first exercises a patient should perform and are able to do while going through the hip replacement surgery recovery. Really, don’t you think it is vital to focus some attention on the muscles around the hip because these body tissues were the most damaged after the surgery and need major concern in the healing process? You can do leg abduction exercises while lying in bed, and can coordinate these exercises with your breathing exercises.

It is recommended that you lie flat on your back and clear your mind. It might help if you focus on breathing and taking in deep breaths while counting down from an unusual number, like fourteen and one-half. That may seem really strange to you but the concentration on the air coming in and the weird number diverts your mind from the sensation of pain pulsing through your body.

Before you do any exercise, especially strenuous exercise, it is always best to think back and try to remember what your doctor or your physical therapist told you regarding your hip replacement recovery exercises. In addition, you might think that it will help you the fastest if you push yourself through excruciating pain, following the advice of “No pain. No gain.” Please consider an alternative concept toward an exercise workout with this quote of “Let your body let you know, how far you can go.” If there’s too much pain, it might be advisable to stop.A physical therapist helps a patient with his leg

Okay, with your legs straight, drawn together and flat on the bed, you slide one of the out to the side without lifting it up, as far as you are able. Breathe in while sliding it out, counting down from the unusual number. When you stop, hold your breath for a few short counts (again counting downward from a strange number) and then slide your leg back in while exhaling through your mouth (forming an “o” peanut size shape) and counting down. When your ankles touch together, stop and rest for a split second before you continue on with the next repetition.

Try to do at least nine more repetitions after completing the first rep. Breathing and counting down with each one. Focus on achieving the goals of breathing, counting and finishing each repetition with a sense of accomplishment that you are one more “step” movement toward living a quality life without hip pains.

In order to maintain a balance between the strength of both legs, do the same amount of repetitions by using the other leg. These leg abduction exercises if performed regularly and along with the other sets of exercises will greatly aid you in your quest for a smooth and rapid hip replacement recovery.