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Status:Closed    Asked:Feb 26, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Am i forced to say goodbye to fitness?

Acl of my right knee is torn about three years ago without any surgical treatment. I like to improve my body in away like a fitness man. But I fear and worried about my knee. Please help me to choose!

1- Change my life to stationary mode, without any exercises.

2- Improve my body by doing fitness exercise with the special care on my knee.

Please help me.

Thanks in advance.

 
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Congratulations on still being committed to your health. The first thing you should do is see your physician to be clear for physical activity. It is important, since you have had an injury, to be sure that your body is well enough for activity. He may refer you to a physical therapist or clear you to work with a personal trainer, both of whom can help you in living an active lifestyle while still keeping your knees safe.


There are plenty of activities and exercises that can be done when someone is dealing with a knee injury, however, it is important to work with a professional to decide what will be safe for your body. Click here to find an ACE certified personal trainer near you!


https://www.acefitness.org/acefit/locate-trainer/


Knee rehabilitation can be challenging, but it should focus on stability of the joint and mobility of the surrounding areas (ankle and hip). As long as stability and mobility are addressed first then you will be on your way to leading an active lifestyle. Here are a few articles to check out about how to improve your knee stability:


http://www.acefitness.org/certifiednewsarticle/2359/six-essential-steps-to-stre
ngthening-the-lower/


http://www.acefitness.org/acefit/fitness-fact-article/2632/how-to-prevent-and-t
reat-acl/


This article talks about how to prevent another ACL injury in the future:

https://www.acefitness.org/pressroom/326/ace-lists-top-six-exercises-to-prevent
-acl/


Remember, because you have had an injury, please see your physician first before engaging in any new type of exercise.

 

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