how to strengthen knee ligaments

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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

How can you strengthen ligaments and knee for football?

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You cannot strengthen ligaments but you can strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Weight training your legs will help.
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Dr. David Trettin answered:

How can I strengthen the ligaments around the knees, because I play soccer a lot and ping pong and they both require lots of knee bendin. Thank you!

Strenghthen muscles

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Please see my previous answer to this question if possible . Briefly , you cannot strengthen knee ligaments . You can, however, strengthen the muscles about the knee( quadriceps esp.) and improve proprioception(balance/ coordination).Good Luck!
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

What is a good way to strengthen my knees ?

Numerous ways

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Running cycling, leg strengthening exercises in the gym or at home.
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Dr. Robert Leland answered:

How do you strengthen your knees if you have been sedentary?

Stop being sedentary

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A physical therapist or qualified trainer can show you leg strengthening exercises. Find whatever activity you like (bike, hike, swim) to help as well
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Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen my knees?

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Quad, ham, core, ankle stability, VMO, start with short arc and progress as tolerated.
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How can I do simple physical therapy exercises at home to strengthen the knees?

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Short arc and straight leg strengthening of quads and hams, rotate outward SLR to work VMO, progress as tolerated to lunges & squats, but be careful.
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My knees dislocate easily because my femur is flat at the top, what can I do to strengthen my VMO?

If that doesn't work

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Some patients do not do well with non-operative treatment and there are a host of different surgical procedures to correct the problem.
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If my 78 yr old father just had both knees replaced, what should he use to strengthen the rest of his legs?

Exercise

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Exercises directed at strengthening the quads and hip abductors such as waking, cycling and swimming will have the best overall effect.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered:

Is cycling better or walking as a exercise in early stage of osteoporosis for a 45 year old lady? What else can we do to strengthen knees.

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Do both. Walk one day and bike the next. If possible do outdoors to prevent boredom
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Dr. Peter M. Ihle answered:

i have torn meniscus in both of my knees. What are good exercises to strengthen them fast. One knee is fixed the other is not. Both sore and painful.?

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no exercises will heal a torn mwniscus. they have no blood suply and no tendendency to heal. arthroscopic surgery is the solution. see anortho guy and talk to him/her about it.
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