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    To cut a long story short I tore my ACL almost a year and a half ago. It took quite a while for me to get back to feeling confident to play sport but right now leg is extremely weak.

    I actually had some pretty defined calf and thigh muscles but because i hadn't done sport for so long i think its sort of gone away if that's possible?

    Also my left leg which is the leg where i tore my ACL feels extremely stiff. Almost hurts to bend it back and fourth.

    What can I do to get my leg strength back?
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    Would go and see a specialist to get proper advice, generally speaking with injuries the best thing to do is just ease your way back slowly into exercise while trying not to aggravate your injury further.
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    (Original post by Dhaden)
    Would go and see a specialist to get proper advice, generally speaking with injuries the best thing to do is just ease your way back slowly into exercise while trying not to aggravate your injury further.
    Thats actually what I tried doing the first time. Currently recovering from a Knee contusion and I'm kinda scared i may tear the muscle again. Is swimming a good thing? I'm thinking exercise bikes might be a little too soon.

    I was wondering should my knee be very stiff or is it to be expected.
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    You probably want to choose activities which aren't weight bearing, so swimming sounds like a good shout. I honestly have no idea on giving you specific advice hopefully someone with a bit more knowledge than me can help out.
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    (Original post by Dhaden)
    You probably want to choose activities which aren't weight bearing, so swimming sounds like a good shout. I honestly have no idea on giving you specific advice hopefully someone with a bit more knowledge than me can help out.
    Well thanks anyway for trying to help!

    Its just frustrating when i try to do some things to try get it back end up hurt again.
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    Your best option would be to get a referral to a sport physio - they'd be best placed to advise you on how to get the flexibility and strength back safely. You will have lost strength, especially if you had the leg in a cast or brace - muscle atrophies surprisingly quickly if you aren't using it! You'll have to take it slowly, but a good physio will help you get back into it
 
 
 
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