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What exersises are best for building muscle to support the knee?

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Dr. Kristin Gustafson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Knee stabilization: Exercises include straight leg lifts, laying on your back, and on your side as a good way to start. Then typically the exercises progress to focus on vastus medialis, quadriceps and hamstring strengthening. Avoiding leg extension exercises with weight that start below 30 degrees flexion at the knees, ( this includes squats) as these can stress the joint.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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