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I am currently unable to exercise due to a ligament tear injury in my knee. is it still possible to exercise without harming myself?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Injury exercise: Exercise upper body. Do exercise that keeps the knee controlled, (or wrapped) and does not aggravate. You need to let it heal before stressing it, see a pt.

Answered 5/2/2013

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Dr. Amir Khan answered

Yes: It depends on the ligament you injured. You must ask your treating doctor for guidance. You can obviously do upper body/core exercises while avoiding any exertion to the injured knee.

Answered 9/6/2013

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Ligament injury: Based on blood supply, each ligament has different healing ability and timeline to heal. Usually a program can be designed to promote motion and strength during the healing period.

Answered 7/2/2014

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