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What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

Here are some: Straight leg raises wall squats single leg squat (only 45 degrees) calf raises and calf drops from a step a formal session with a physical therapist could be worth while to get you on your way previous ankle sprains need specific treatment to improve range and proprioception. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Can you suggest exercises to strengthen knee after surgery?

Can you suggest exercises to strengthen knee after surgery?

Quad strengthening: exercises are KEY!! Leg lifts, quad contractions, and light weight on a leg press machine to start. work up to higher weights gradually. Biking, treadmill and rowing can all help build your quads. ...Read more

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Which muscles should I strengthen to treat hyperextended knee?

Which muscles should I strengthen to treat hyperextended knee?

Exercise and PT: Get a physical therapy evaluation. He muscles that support you knee would be the anterior quadriceps and hamstrings. Get a pt evaluation. ...Read more

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At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

SLR's: Straight leg raises w/ a 1 or 2 lb. Ankle wt. On a daily basis(start w/ 25 and buld up to 100 per day).Lay flat on back, bend good knee to 90 degrees;.Then bring ankle back on weak leg(tightening hamstring group) then tighten quads and pick up leg and hold a foot or so off floor or couch and hold for a count of 10.Then let down relax both muscle groups and then repeat.Look up diagram of exercise. ...Read more

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RHUEM Have hypermobile knee joints from sports. If exercise knee & hip joints to strenghten muscles will that prevent hips from becoming overstretched?

RHUEM Have hypermobile knee joints from sports. If exercise knee & hip joints to strenghten muscles will that prevent hips from becoming overstretched?

Varies: To a somewhat limited degree based upon the joint involved, strengthening the muscles around an unstable joint can help make the joint more stable. Bracing is another nonsurgical option as well. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen ligaments and knee for football?

How can you strengthen ligaments and knee for football?

See details: You cannot strengthen ligaments but you can strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Weight training your legs will help. ...Read more

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Rheumatologist please If have acquired loose knee ligaments does exercising tp strenghten knee/hip muscles stop hips from overstretching?

Rheumatologist please If have acquired loose knee ligaments does exercising tp strenghten knee/hip muscles stop hips from overstretching?

Strengthening muscle: ARound or near any joint that has Laxity may help give some stability but one must be very careful not to irritate the joint or ligaments while doing those same exercises. A careful plan with a certified physical therapist or occupational therapist is worthwhile Sometimes a brace or wrap is used also. Both for exercise and for stressful activities ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to strengthen my ankle after a sprain?

What exercises can I do to strengthen my ankle after a sprain?

Proprioceptive train: Therabands work well to work on strengthening. Balance boards/bosu balls, etc. Are great for proprioceptive training. ...Read more

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Can you recommend some wrist strengthening exercises for lax tendons?

Can you recommend some wrist strengthening exercises for lax tendons?

Wrist: Wrist curls, wrist extension, pronation and supination against resistance will do the job. You should have an athletic trainer or physical therapist instruct you. ...Read more

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What exercises will help me build back muscles after a humerus fracture?

What  exercises will help me build back muscles after a humerus fracture?

Excercises: Work on resistive excercises focused on strengthening your rotator cuff or muscles around your shoulder and then do triceps and biceps excercises. You can work against a rubber band as light waistbands at first. Your fracture should be healed and you should consult with your doctor and physical therapist. ...Read more

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When is earliest I can start exercise to flex/strengthen muscle(ex:pronation/supination/flexion/extension) after monteggia fracture on elbow surgery?

When is earliest I can start exercise to flex/strengthen muscle(ex:pronation/supination/flexion/extension) after monteggia fracture on elbow surgery?

Talk to your doc: There are many factors affecting when you can start motion. Most important is the fracture pattern, the quality of bone, and the rigidity of the fixation. These are questions only your orthopaedist can answer for you. In general they will want to get you moving as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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Should i try physio-therapy to strengthen adductor muscles?

Should i try physio-therapy to strengthen adductor muscles?

If the adductor: Weakness is causing problems, say gait issues, then yes. You should make sure there is nothing else going on as well and should have a physical examination.Otherwise a regular workout routine should be okay to strengthen adductors. Do you know why they are weak? That's an important question to ask. ...Read more

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How to help sprained ligaments in knee?

How to help sprained ligaments in knee?

See your Orthopod &: Follow his/her advise. Knee brace is used to stabilize the knee while the ligament is healing. Pain meds like the nsaids are used. Crutches may be useful during the treatment period. Your orthopod should direct your care. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more