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Why would pt use 2lb ankle weight for strengthening leg of a senior recovering from fracture? Hurts knee?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Ankle weights

My answer is that i wouldn't do any exercise that hurts.
Pain is a sign that your body doesn't like this. I would reduce the weight (to 1 pound, or even 1/2 a pound) till i found a level of weight which allowed me to do the exercise without pain. Do that for a while, then slowly increase the weight.

In brief: Ankle weights

My answer is that i wouldn't do any exercise that hurts.
Pain is a sign that your body doesn't like this. I would reduce the weight (to 1 pound, or even 1/2 a pound) till i found a level of weight which allowed me to do the exercise without pain. Do that for a while, then slowly increase the weight.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Help strength

Probably trying to build up the leg muscles after the fracture has healed.

In brief: Help strength

Probably trying to build up the leg muscles after the fracture has healed.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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