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Meniscus Tear – Rehabilitation Exercises

Straight-Leg Raise

Straight-leg raise is a good exercise for a meniscus tear. It helps stretch your hamstrings and strengthen the quadriceps. Both of these muscles play a key role in your thigh function. Firstly, lie on the ground with the extended left foot and right foot flat on the ground. Your pelvis and back should be in a neutral position. The pelvis should be tucked slightly to provide support for the back. Flex the left foot and then tighten the thigh muscles. Raise the left leg slowly off the ground. After that, lift up your left leg to 45 degrees. Complete by lowering your left leg. Do 25 reps and switch to the right leg. [2]