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what kinds of exercises can i do to prevent further injury to my mcl?

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Dr. Scott Russinoff
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 21 years experience
Quad strengthening: Quadricep strengthening is always beneficial to knee problems.
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Squats and lunges: After the mcl has healed enough, closed chain exercises like squats and lunges will help the muscles around the knee to strengthen. The stronger the leg, the less likely to reinjure the ligament.

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