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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me where i can find a printable version of some knee exercises that i can do at home?
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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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What are some good tummy and leg exercises I can do that will start showing a difference in one week?
You want miracle?: It takes time and dedication to improve your body's function. You are worth it. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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