A patient who has undergone amputation needs to do many different kinds of exercises. There are many reasons for the person to do such exercises. When the person who is an amputee does the exercises, it will help in maintaining the blood circulation. As the blood circulation increases, it will help in healing the suture area. This is the first benefit of exercise.
The other benefit of doing exercises is that it will prevent the person from being affected by stiffness in the joints. Stiffness in the joint can be caused if the amputee does not do any exercises in the other joints of the foot or the hand which has had the amputation done. The stiffness in the joints can later lead to a contracture. To prevent this, the affected person should start doing the exercises from the day after the surgery. This is the range of motion exercises.
The strengthening exercises also need to be done by the person. This should be done so that the person does not have muscle weakness that occurs after the surgery. After any surgery being performed, the affected person will not be able to move around as easily as a normal person. When this happens, the muscles that are present in the affected limb will become weak. As the weakness increases, the person will not be able to use any artificial limbs to the amputated area. For proper use of the artificial limbs, the amputated limb needs to be strong enough and the strength to the affected limb can be provided by regular strengthening exercises. These are the main exercises that need to be done by a person who has undergone amputation and undergone its painful effects.