Here are some examples of exercises of typical rehabilitation exercises for your condition. Start each exercise slowly. Ease off the exercise if you start to have pain.
Your doctor or physiotherapist will tell you when you can start these exercises and which ones will work best for you.
When your doctor or physiotherapist thinks your knee is ready for more intensive exercise, he or she may recommend some of the following:
Note: For straight-leg raise exercises, your physiotherapist may have you add light ankle weights as you become stronger.
Note for shallow knee bend on one leg: Remember to limit the bend of your knee to a 30-degree angle at first. When your knee is bent past this point, your kneecap will have more contact with the thigh bone, causing more pressure, pain, and possible cartilage damage.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: March 21, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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