video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvwX1wcD-HQ/
Due to a variety of issues, I started to fall prey to the delusion that certain ranges of motion and angles “would never be possible again.” The classic I-have-bad-knees-so-I’m-an-invalid thinking was starting to creep it’s way in after a few years of what many clinicians would describe as “requires surgery.”
Through some advanced stabilization techniques, I began to really restore both knees a year and a half ago. Now, not only can I squat heavy again, but I squat rock bottom again. And I can even sissy squat again. But each behavior reinforces the other. They cannot independently exist in a vacuum. Eat anti-inflammatorily. Eat sensibly. Move well. Restore function. Build strength. None comes before the other. They each in a figure 8 loop influence the other. With more function comes more tissue capacity. With more capacity comes more function and so on.
The majority of surgical interventions for orthopedic problems occur only because the patient is unequipped to handle the multi-faceted approach to restoring health. If they continue to shoot themselves in the foot with garbage eating, then yes, a joint replacement surgery is probably prudent. But if people are willing to revise lifestyle, there is no limit to the rehabilitation of ability which could be done.