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What are some good exercises that someone can do at home for a torn acl?

What are some good exercises that someone can do at home for a torn acl?

Knee motion & quads: Most ACL tears may require reconstruction. Early home therapy is routinely geared toward preparing your lower extremity for surgery. Quadriceps exercises are excellent. Simple repeated bending and straightening your knee once tolerable also helps decrease swelling, keeps the joint from getting stiff, and keeps the cartilage or joint lining healthy. The default position at rest is full extension. ...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


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Are there any good exercises that are good to do after I have torn my pcl?

Are there any good exercises that are good to do after I have torn my pcl?

Quad strengthening: The best thing for a PCL tear is to strengthen the quadriceps muscle such as leg presses, quad extensions. The PCL prevents the leg from moving backwards. When it is torn the leg sags backward just below the knee. The quads move the leg forward when they fire, and thus having strong quads keeps the leg forward under the knee. Also using a brace with a posterior bump can set the leg more forward. ...Read more

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Are there rehab exercises can I do for a torn acl?

Are there rehab exercises can I do for a torn acl?

Yes: Get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon who will refer you to a physical therapist. Pt will work with you on best exercises to strengthen the knee without further damage. This will optimize your function whether or not the next step is surgery. ...Read more

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What are some good physical therapy exercises to do for a torn meniscus?

What are some good physical therapy exercises to do for a torn meniscus?

Many: Physical therapy and rehab exercises for tears of the meniscus will vary based on the severity of the injury, so check with your physical therapist or doctor for specifics. In general, any exercise that strengthens the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and hips will be beneficial, as will ones that improve balance (proprioceptive exercises), flexibility, and range of motion. ...Read more

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Are there physical therapy activities you can do at home to heal a broken knee?

Are there physical therapy activities you can do at home to heal a broken knee?

Time, rest: Bones heal on their own given enough time and rest. Physical therapy can be useful after the bones heal to regain mobility, range of motion, strength, etc. ...Read more

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I have a torn meniscus, what are the exercises to avoid?

I have a torn meniscus, what are the exercises to avoid?

Squats,lunges etc.: If u have a torn meniscus than you should have your knee 'scoped' before you do further damage to your knee;things to avoid in the meantime include any activities which involve turning, twisting, pivoting or squatting on the affected side...I.E.Squats , lunges etc.(leg press, hamstring curls, ex.Bike, hip exercises should be O.K.)see your ors for further guidance.Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me some good exercises to do to strengthen all four components of the rotator cuff?

Can you tell me some good exercises to do to strengthen all four components of the rotator cuff?

Rehab : There are many exercises for the rotator cuff. Many can be found with a simple google search: rotator cuff rehab exercises. www.oano.com. ...Read more

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Are there any good exercises to do with a strained back?

Are there any good exercises to do with a strained back?

Pool exercises: In a warm swimming pool, you are essentially weightless. Therefore, less stress on your back. ...Read more

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What exercises are safe for you to do with Achilles pain?

What exercises are safe for you to do with Achilles pain?

One can always: Perform upper body excercises while allowing the achilles to rest. Or, some advocate eccentric excercises on the achilles itself as a treatment. If something hurts when exercising, then likely that excercises should not be performed. So during eccentric excercises if the achilles is hurting avoid that excercise. ...Read more

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What are some workouts i can do at home to get broader shoulders?

What are some workouts i can do at home to get broader shoulders?

Lat pull downs: Lat pull downs , rowing and deltoid strengthening activities will broaden your shoulders. Also, add in chest presses to keep your musculature balanced. ...Read more

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What is best excerse for torn meniscus that can't be repaired because of arthritis is hydro therapy good what kind of excerise can I do to help pain?

Lower impact: Low impact exercises that emphasize repetition and endurance would be best. Good examples include walking, exercise bicycles, ellipticals, stair master. Use pain as your guide. Regularly stretching is also good for flexibility and range of motion. ...Read more

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Are there any cardio excercises you can do with a foot injury?

Are there any cardio excercises you can do with a foot injury?

Low impact: Depending on the injury, you should be able to do low impact exercise, such as a stationary bike. Would clear any specific exercise with your doc. ...Read more

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What are some healthy workouts that I can do in my home as a teen?

What are some healthy workouts that I can do in my home as a teen?

Many: Healthy workouts include any that cause your heart rate to increase for at least 20 minutes. These include dancing, pilates, work-out videos, running up and down the steps in your house, jumping rope, jumping jacks, or a combination of any and all of the above. Be creative! ...Read more

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What are some good triceps exercises I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

What are some good triceps exercises I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

Elbow extension.: The tricep extension machines, that you find at health clubs/gyms, are very effective. ...Read more

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Can you please describe great exercises at the gym for a swimmer?

Can you please describe great exercises at the gym for a swimmer?

Shoulders: Swimmers often develop issues in their shoulders. Regularly working on your rotator cuff can prove beneficial in the long run. You also hear of many rotator cuff issues in throwing athletes... Familiarize yourself with the "thrower's 10" exercises. - http://www.Orthonc.Com/sites/default/files/forms/physical_therapy/sports_protocols/throwers_ten_exercise_program.Pdf. ...Read more