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Doctor insights on: Strengthening Exercises For A Hyperextended Knee

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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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Hyperextended knee. No pain, just muscles on top of knee feel"thick". Been doing knee strengthening and feels a little better. Concern?

Hyperextended knee. No pain, just muscles on top of knee feel"thick". Been doing knee strengthening and feels a little better. Concern?

No: Most likely just strained or stretched the anterior cruciate ligament. Quadricep strengthening exercises, ice, and sometimes a pull-on knee brace with patellar opening or a patellar strap can be helpful. ...Read more

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What leg strengthening exercises are the best for knee strengthening?

What leg strengthening exercises are the best for knee strengthening?

Terminal extension: The last 30-40 degrees of extension strengthening are the safest on the knee.
Leg presses, squats, knee extension exercises that focus on the last 30-40 degrees of motion can create good strength and mass without stressing the knee cap or meniscus significantly. Lunges put high stresses on the knee. ...Read more

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What knee strengthening exercises do you recommend besides machine ones?

What knee strengthening exercises do you recommend besides machine ones?

There are many: There are many others. Lunges, ankle weight quad strengthening, squats, cutting exercises for better side to side agility to mention a few. If you have a knee injury, talk with a doctor familiar with rehabilitation to determine what is safe for you. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some core strengthening exercises and other exercises that are easy on knees and back?

Please tell me what are some core strengthening exercises and other exercises that are easy on knees and back?

Lots online and apps: As you work your core, our back actually will benefit and gain strength too. Look at low-impact exercises. Look at isometric and stretching too. Great links online available but 2 basic core movements to include are planks and lying leg raises. ...Read more

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I've had patella maltracking in the past and have it again...Where can I find knee strengthening exercises specifically for this...Cant afford pt?

I've had patella maltracking in the  past and have it again...Where can I find knee strengthening exercises specifically for this...Cant afford pt?

Patellofemoral exerc: This is a nice guide with pictures that i printed off for a friend in the past: http://www.Permanente.Net/homepage/kaiser/pdf/6946.Pdf ..... Patella maltracking causes patellofemoral syndrome, so exercises for patellofemoral syndrome would be helpful for patella maltracking (for your internet searching leisure). ...Read more

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Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Manage OA: Using an exercise bike is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Your knee will tell you if you've had enough. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike, swimming). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to recover from a hyperextended knee?

What is the fastest way to recover from a hyperextended knee?

Rest-ace wrap-brace: Most knee hyperextension injuries resolve with time and occasionally physical therapy. You should try rest, ice, compression, and avoid positions or activities that allow the knee to potentially hyperextend (no running, jumping, changing directions rapidly) until your knee no longer hurts when it is extended. If the pain persists for more than 7-10 days, you should seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you heal up a hyperextended knee?

How do you heal up a hyperextended knee?

R.I.C.E.: Rest, icing, compression and elevation are the simple first steps to help heal your knee. If still having trouble after a few weeks of this, you will need to see an orthopedist to determine of any serious damage has been done. Try the simple things first. Add in some light strengthening and cardio if all is well on your road to recovery. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to heal a hyperextended knee?

How much time does it take to heal a hyperextended knee?

4-6 weeks: Depending on how bad the sprain of the ligaments and muscles was initially - most sprains/ strains heal within 4-6 weeks. If it was mild then usually you feel a lot better by 2 weeks. At your (our) age, you should be careful not to return to strenuous exercise too early and let the knee heal so as not to re-injure it more seriously. ...Read more

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How long does it take for knee swelling to go down around upper knee after a hyperextended knee?

How long does it take for knee swelling to go down around upper knee after a hyperextended knee?

Knee swelling: It depends upon the amount of energy and injury-type. A quad pull or partial tear may stay swollen. A hematoma may stay swollen. A synovitis may wax and wane. Should be examined if not improved. ...Read more

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Does a hyperextended knee also lead to calf swelling?

Does a hyperextended knee also lead to calf swelling?

Yes, calf X's knee: The calf muscles cross the back of the knee as they originate from the back of the thigh bone next to the knee capsule. When the knee hyperextends, the back of the knee often over stretches. This can cause injury to your knee that includes the posterior capsule and juxtaposed calf muscles. The calf muscles can become strained or torn causing pain and swelling in the injured calf muscle. ...Read more

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Hyperextended knee 9 months ago. Was told to ice it and it would be good but still hurts to kick, plant/ turn, & brace self on that leg. What's wrong?

Hyperextended knee 9 months ago. Was told to ice it and it would be good but still hurts to kick, plant/ turn, & brace self on that leg. What's wrong?

Meniscus tear?: need mri to prove it; likely if knee gives way and collapses or ratchet like feeling in knee . get an xray adn mri , this will show it.could be tear in acl [anterior cruciate ligament] or pcl[posterior cruciate ligament] ...Read more

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Hyperextended knee w/ a couple of cracks during a soccer game.Leg locked & someone pushed me.Pain in the inner & outer knee.Can't fully extend my knee?

Hyperextended knee w/ a couple of cracks during a soccer game.Leg locked & someone pushed me.Pain in the inner & outer knee.Can't fully extend my knee?

Get seen!: Sounds like mechanism for injury for both ligamentous and meniscus injury. Ice 20 minutes 3x/day, advil/ibuprofen for discomfort but this injury needs to see a doctor! ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a torn ACL and a hyperextended knee?

How to tell the difference between a torn ACL and a hyperextended knee?

MRI: This may be very difficult for the layperson. Typically an acl rupture will be associated with a 'pop' in the knee and swelling, but not always. A physical exam is very important and an MRI is usually obtained if clinical suspicion is high. ...Read more

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I have a hyperextended knee. I am looking into getting a knee brace to support it until I can get surgery? What would you suggest?

I have a hyperextended knee. I am looking into getting a knee brace to support it until I can get surgery? What would you suggest?

Ligament brace: Look for a brace with metal supports on each side of your knee. It is often called a ligament brace. It will keep your knee as stable as possible. ...Read more

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Hyperextended knee 2 months ago. Still feels tight behind knee and sore, especially after doing activity. What could be going on?

Hyperextended knee 2 months ago. Still feels tight behind knee and sore, especially after doing activity. What could be going on?

Chronic tear: With hyperextension, you could have partially torn a tendon, muscle, or ligament around the knee. Here is a link to potential injuries. http://www.physioadvisor.com.au/7660150/knee-pain-knee-injury-diagnosis-physioadvisor.htm

I personally recommend massage therapy with physical therapy for chronic pain syndromes. If this doesn't work, you will need a more in depth evaluation. ...Read more

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Hyperextended knee reaching over couch, felt and heard pop in knee, severe pain for an hr.then could walk with pain. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a wk-ureteral stent?

See orthopedist: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is associated with tendon rupture, and a"pop" with pain suggests significant injury. Suggest you see an orthopedist for examination. ...Read more

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In what way can knee hyperextension be treated?

Depends if ...: Depends if your knee is symptomatic ( painful or feels loose!) if u have no symptoms than no treatment is necessary for a knee that "hyperextends"( recurvatum ).If u have feelings of knee looseness or posterior knee discomfort than a strengthening program for your legs( quads esp.) plus a brace to keep your leg from hyperextendimg would be my first choice. See an ors for eval. Gl! ...Read more

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How do I treat knee hyperextension until I can get in to see the orthodoc?

How do I treat knee hyperextension until I can get in to see the orthodoc?

RICE therapy: The pneumonic r.I.C.E. Helps guide the general treatment of orthopedic injuries until a more thorough eval can be done. It stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. In addition, tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatories can help with the pain. If it hurts to put weight on it, don't. Get some crutches and stay off of it. A brace or immobilizer can help relieve pain as well. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to strengthen an arthritic knee?

What are good exercises to strengthen an arthritic knee?

Low impact exercises: In general, low impact exercises are best for arthritic knees. Cycling and swimming are good examples. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Osteoporosis: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise more than aerobic exercise. Also, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read more

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Knees hurt after climbing 3 flights of stairs to apartment. Dr said my kneecaps slide around, loose/flexible. Any exercises to help and strengthen?

Knees hurt after climbing 3 flights of stairs to apartment. Dr said my kneecaps slide around, loose/flexible. Any exercises to help and strengthen?

Patellar Tracking: Your description sounds like patellar tracking disorder. The kneecap (patella) shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. The kneecap shifts too far toward the outside of the leg. Weak thigh muscles, being overweight, poor alignment of the knee joints, any injury to the knee, all can contribute. Treatment has two goals: reduce pain and strengthen muscles around the knee. Hv dedicated PT. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen my knees?

Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen my knees?

Knee strength: Quad, ham, core, ankle stability, vmo, start with short arc and progress as tolerated. ...Read more

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I have runner's knee, what exercises can I do to strengthen my knee?

I have runner's knee, what exercises  can I do to strengthen my knee?

Exercise: Warm up on a stationary bike for about 5 minutes. All of these you want to do on both sides for symmetry. Stand on 1 leg for 30 seconds then switch to the other leg. Step up and down 10 times on something about 3 inches off the floor - a phone book would work. Switch. Then do the steps sideways. 3 times a week. Each week make the step higher. Also google runner's knee exercises. ...Read more