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Quad Sets for ACL Healing

Man sitting on floor with back against wall. One knee is bent with foot flat on floor. One leg is stretched out straight on floor. Begin your rehabilitation with exercises that develop muscle control. These help you meet basic goals, like driving a car or going back to work. Exercise as often as you’re advised. But stop right away if any exercise causes sharp or increasing pain. Icing your knee for 15–20  minutes after exercise can help prevent swelling and soreness.

  • Sit against a wall with your injured leg out straight.

  • Tighten your front thigh muscles and press the back of your knee down toward the floor.

  • Hold for 10 seconds. Release. Repeat 5 times.

Online Medical Reviewer: Barrus, Bryan, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Mitchell, Bryan Sean, MD
Last Review Date: 2/27/2012
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