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What can I do to exercise a dislocated knee?

What can I do to exercise a dislocated knee?

Leg extensions...: Hopefully it was dislocated and now has been re-positioned. Also, are we speaking about the patella dislocating? This would be the most common scenario.This usually occurs to the outer knee. You can help this condition by strengthening the inner thigh (quad) muscles by doing leg extensions. Start by doing them with no weight and progress from there. You should consider going to physical therapy. ...Read more

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Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What exercises can I do with a fractured ankle?

What exercises can I do with a fractured ankle?

See below: You can do all the exewrcises for the upper extremities and if it a walking cast you can use the stepper.Can do all sort of isometric exercises.Sitting down you can do quad estrengthening.Do you have a cast or a boot?Againg all depend of your fx type and ibstructions given by your physician. ...Read more

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What workouts can I do with a meniscus tear in my knee?

What workouts can I do with a meniscus tear in my knee?

Workout as tolerated: Not all meniscal tears are the same. Unstable tears will cause pain when provoked by activities such as running, cutting, and pivoting (changing direction rapidly). Unless surgery is indicated, you should be able to slowly advance as tolerated with your normal workouts. Avoidance of high impact aerobic activities, running, jumping and deep knee bending is often recommended initially. ...Read more

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What kind of workouts can I safely do with a recovering dislocated kneecap?

What kind of workouts can I safely do with a recovering dislocated kneecap?

Quadriceps +/- brace: Isolated quadriceps contractions, straight leg raises and similar exercises work to strengthen your extensor mechanism. The goal is toobtain balanced muscle symmetry so that the vastus lateralis no longer prefernetially pulls patella into subluxated position. Physical therapy along with a patellar tracking brace can help. ...Read more

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What type of cardio can I do with an injured tailbone?

What type of cardio can I do with an injured tailbone?

Low impact cardio : Low impact cardio would be best. Swimming or eliptical trainer are probably the best. Walking or walking in the pool would be next. ...Read more

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What exercise can you do with a fractured wrist while in a brace?

What exercise can you do with a fractured wrist while in a brace?

Cardio: While you cannot lift weights, you can still participate in cardio activities, such as running, hiking or stationary cycling. ...Read more

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I have no access to a pool. What other exercises can I do with chronic Achilles tendonitis?

I have no access to a pool. What other exercises can I do  with chronic Achilles tendonitis?

Low impact activity: Stretching and strengthening exercises as well as low impact activities. Exercise bike would be a good option. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do with a broken foot?

What exercises can I do with a broken foot?

Broken foot: There are 26 bones in each foot and there are a variety of fractures types and severity and none of that information is available nor are the x rays available . That makes this a question that only your treating physician can answer ...Read more

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What kind of exercises can I do to keep my leg strong with a fractured tibia?

What kind of exercises can I do to keep my leg strong with a fractured tibia?

Heal bone first: Tibias heal poorly and can go on to monunion they usually should be nailed enknee motion to follow sometimes weight bering depending on frx pattern and fixation heal first them strengthen straight leg raises are a classic keeps quad strong. ...Read more

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What kind of excercise can I do with a sprained (possibly fractured) foot? How long should I wait before running or using the elliptical?

What kind of excercise can I do with a sprained (possibly fractured) foot?  How long should I wait before running or using the elliptical?

Upper body: If you have a feeling that your foot is fractured or sprained you should see a doctor and get it diagnosed and treated. It is reasonable to use pain as your guide as to what you can do or not do.In general, upper extremity exercises can be done seated, and non impact activities like swimming are doable. Sprains usually heal in 2-6 weeks , fractures in 6-8 weeks. Once again pain is your guide. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

None: In the acute phase i would not do any exercise since this could exacerbate the problem. Gentle range of motion exercises are recommended in the early stages. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do with a torn acl? Is running okay?

What exercises can I do with a torn acl? Is running okay?

Depends: If there is instability will be difficult to run without acl. Can use brace and this may be helpful. Gym exercises, swimming, biking, elliptical may all be possible without acl. ...Read more

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What can I do to exercise and lose weight while I have a foot injury?

What can I do to exercise and lose weight while I have a foot injury?

See below: You can do upper body and leg exercises no weight bearing. ...Read more

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What exercise can I safely do to help recover from a knee injury?

What exercise can I safely do to help recover from a knee injury?

Careful: Depending on the knee injury, simple weight-bearing could be bad for your knee. See an orthopaedic surgeon before beginning any new therapy program after a major injury. Typically, biking without resistance helps get motion back safely after a knee injury. ...Read more

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What exercice can do with a broken wrist?

What exercice can do with a broken wrist?

Doctor approved: While certain exercises are ok to do with a broken wrist it depends on the amount of swelling and stability of the fracture. Only the treating doctor should approve. ...Read more

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What exercises I can do with a broken back?

Ask your doctor: This depends on the type of your fracture, how were you treated, and how far along you are in tetms of the healing process. Your doctor is the only one who can guide you on this. ...Read more

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