use equipment including weights, exercise bikes and treadmills to
help make the muscles around your knee stronger.
around your knee are the calf, thigh, and ankle muscles. Making these
muscles strong can help support your knee and protect your knee from
up and stretch before exercising.
your leg muscles strong by doing special exercises. Having strong
calf, thigh and ankle muscles can help support your knee.
major muscles on your calves are the soleus and the gastrocnemius
are pictures of calf, thigh and ankle muscles exercises:
Wear knee brace for additional support during sports.
shoes that fit correctly and support your feet.
your running or exercise shoes before the padding or shock absorption
is worn out. Shoe inserts can help support your heels, arches, or
keep your foot lined up correctly in your shoes.
on even (flat) surfaces.
at a normal weight.
are four ligaments that help support the knee.
When ligaments are damaged, the knee joint becomes unstable.
ligament severely limits knee movement.
ligament tear may be treated with the following: muscle-strengthening
exercises, protective knee brace (for use during exercise) and activity
an extremely long time for ligament injuries to heal and doing very
little can irritate it or damage it again all your life.