Hi all -
I am starting the challenge tomorrow. I have a very sedentary job and a left leg that needs strengthening. I fired up the eliptical for a few minutes today to see if the display worked and my left knee felt so unstable it almost hyperextended.
I have a torn ACL from three years ago that I decided was not bad enough to pay for surgery. On St. Patrick's Day this year, I sprained my MCL pretty bad on the same knee.
Does anybody have suggestions for exercises that can rehab my knee but also not cause a lot of strain and stability issues at first?
Are there any exercises I should avoid until my knee gets stronger?
Thanks for your help everyone. Good luck!
Avoid leg extensions like the plague. They are rough on even healthy knees. Do you at least wear a brace? I have torn my ACL twice so I agree it is not fun. Do you ice your knee at all after exercise?
BFL since 1999
I have a ill fitting brace that I don't wear because the bars on the sides cut into my leg above the knee. I ice and elevate if I have pain or swelling,
Thanks for the tip!
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