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How do I get exercise when I have a torn acl?

How do I get exercise when I have a torn acl?

Brace it: Many people elect not to reconstruct a torn acl but want to continue to exercise. So to help your knee stability there are acl braces that are specifically designed to reduce the shifting forward of your shin bone under your thigh bone. This is what the acl normally functions to do. You need an orthotist to properly fit you and teach you how to properly adjust it to your knee. Ask your ortho doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

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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I have a torn ACL & need to lose about 100 lbs. I have my eating down but need to slowly add some exercise but not sure what will be ok w/knee issues?

I have a torn ACL & need to lose about 100 lbs. I have my eating down but need to slowly add some exercise but not sure what will be ok w/knee issues?

Water exercise: Weight bearing exercise can be very difficult with knee issues, but exercise is important fort healthy weight control. Water exercises of any kind is not weight bearing, and so is ideal. If your orthopedist does not object, you could also try a bike.q ...Read more

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What is the best diet and exercise for "torn acl" and "meniscal tear"?

What is the best diet and exercise for "torn acl" and "meniscal tear"?

BEST DIET- WEIGHT: Loss if obese or overweight, eliminating simple sugars since some evidence suggest it seems to fuel inflammation. Exercise wise, you need to consult with a physical therapist and your orthopoedist. ...Read more

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How to care for a torn acl?

How to care for a torn acl?

Often surgery: If you do pivoting or cutting sports, surgery is typically recommended. Conservative treatment such as strengthening is an option is you dont engage in cutting sports ...Read more

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What can worsen a torn acl?

What can worsen a torn acl?

Certain activities: An acl tear that has been treated nonoperatively can lead to instability with certain movements such as cutting or lateral movement. Performing these activities can lead to cartilage injuries or arthritis. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen a torn acl?

How can I strengthen a torn acl?

You can't: All you can do is strengthen the muscles supporting the knee but it will never replace the function of the ACL and your knee will suffer. ...Read more

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What should I do with my torn acl?

What should I do with my torn acl?

See an orthopedist: Acl tears should be individualized to each patient. There is no one way to treat an acl tear. Depending on your activity level, age, and overall conditioning, a surgeon may recommend nonsurgical management, surgery with your own tendon, or surgery with a donor tendon. Some cases require additional procedures to fix the overall problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Pearle
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Acl Tear (Definition)

A ligament connects bone to bone. so if you have a torn ACL, there result is instability between the two bones that ...Read more