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Rehabilitation for Kneecap (Patella) ProblemsRehabilitaci³n para problemas de la r³tula

Rehabilitation for Kneecap (Patella) Problems

Whatever your goals, your doctor may recommend that you see a physical therapist to help you reach them. Whenever possible, the goal of your 3-stage rehab program is to get you back to your normal activities. This is done by helping you knee heal and by exercising your knee and its supporting muscles.

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Stage 1

Starting to Heal

You'll work with your physical therapist or doctor to reduce pain and swelling. Then you can begin to increase your knee's pain-free range of motion.

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Stage 2

Improving Your Knee's Function

You'll begin flexibility and strengthening exercises. This helps build up the muscles around your knee.

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Stage 3

Practicing Everyday Moves

You'll get your knee and leg ready for everyday activities. You'll work to relearn movements and improve your ease and quickness.

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00

Contact Wisconsin River Orthopaedic Institute at 715.424.1881 for your orthopaedic needs. For your convenience, you can fill out our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation.

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For your orthopedic needs, contact Wisconsin River Orthopaedic Institute at 715.424.1881 . For your convenience, you can fill out our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation. We...
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