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Here are some examples of exercises for muscle conditioning. 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 you can do this exercise against a wall comfortably (without your muscles feeling tired), you can try it against a counter. Start with 5 repetitions again and work up to 8 to 12. You can then slowly progress to the end of a couch or a sturdy chair, and finally to the floor.
If this exercise becomes easy, you can add a light weight around your ankle or tie an elastic resistance band to a chair leg and one ankle.
If this exercise becomes easy, you can add a light weight around your ankle or tie an elastic resistance band to both ankles.
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 advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) 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.
Current as of: October 10, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine
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