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Stretches to Prevent an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Quadriceps stretch

Contract your stomach muscles during this stretch so you do not arch your back.

  1. Lie on your side with one hand supporting your head.
  2. Bend your upper leg back, and grab your ankle with your hand.
  3. Stretch your leg back. Be sure your calf is lined up with your thigh so that your knee is not twisted.
  4. Hold the stretch for at least 15 to 30 seconds, then relax.
  5. Repeat 2 to 4 times on each leg.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerFreddie H. Fu, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Last RevisedApril 5, 2012

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Last Updated: April 05, 2012
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