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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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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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What types of exercises are good for a torn lateral meniscus and patially torn acl?

What types of exercises are good for a torn lateral meniscus and patially torn acl?

Surgery?: See a good knee doc and make sure you dont need surgery. Partial acl tears are not common, and a lateral meniscal tear may be unstable. For the basics read this article. http://www.livestrong.com/article/556479-rehab-after-acl-injury/ . Good place to start. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to stabilize my knee after an ACL tear?

What are some good exercises to stabilize my knee after an ACL tear?

PT: Your knee has both static stabilizers (acl and pcl) and dynamic stabilizers (quads and hamstrings). Hamstring and quadricep strengthening is usually incorporated into acl rehab. Leg extension and flexion exercises in a brace can be helpful. Talk to your physical therapist. ...Read more

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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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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 exercises can I do with a torn acl? Is running okay?

Depends: If there is instability will be difficult to run without acl. Can use brace and this may be helpful. Gym exercises, swimming, biking, elliptical may all be possible without acl. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises can I do while recuperating from a torn ACL that can help stabilize my knee?

What kind of exercises can I do while recuperating from a torn ACL that can help stabilize my knee?

Closed chain : Closed chain exercises are the best for your knee after an ACL reconstruction. Are you seeing a therapist? You should be, and they can show you closed chain exercises. Closed chain exercises include lunges and squats. The feet are on the ground and not moving, the exercises involve multiple joints, and the forces are compressive across the joint, which is better for a healing ACL reconstruction. ...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