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RENATARUNS SparkPoints: (4,367)
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3/9/13 12:22 P

Assuming no medical issues that would make it a bad idea, walking on uneven ground (good trails, for instance -- no need to risk your joints on really tough ones -- or grassy fields) is GREAT for strengthening all the little leg muscles you don't ordinarily use, and is very gentle. Any walking helps, though.

SOTIREDOFTHIS SparkPoints: (4,969)
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3/9/13 10:46 A

Great question! I have a torn ACL and meniscus and I am trying to accomplish this as well. I am not sure what is wrong with your knee, but if it is a torn ACL I would do the exercises that your Physical therapist recommended. I know in some cases, such as mine, cycling will help.

What is wrong with your knee?

MERRYMERRY6 SparkPoints: (65,986)
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3/9/13 10:29 A

Check out this article, it has some great ideas. My knees are my weak area, I have to be so careful when doing cardio not to twist or extend my weight too far over my toes. I will be doing these exercises and stretches.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn
ess_articles.asp?id=363

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,128
3/9/13 9:57 A

I'm thinking that it would be important first to know whether there's a medical problem with your knee/knees. It wouldn't be useful for a bunch of people to suggest things, if it turned out you've got a problem that ought to be addressed medically or at least get a doctor's clearance for exercise so you don't do any damage.

TAYLORKV SparkPoints: (6,849)
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3/9/13 9:29 A

Does anyone have any good ways to strengthen the muscles around the knee?

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