You probably need rehabilitation before doing anything.
I have no ACL, mine is completely torn! I have had 13 surgeries, 4 which was reconstructive!
I seen my specialist and I am building the muscles around and not going to have surgery at this time! I have noticed a huge difference! The best person to ask is your specialist and they can see how much movement you have, they know you best of what you can and cannot do!
Here are 10 exercise s that could help.
1) range motion exercises
2) hamstring stretches
3) straight leg raises
4) heel slides
5) quadriceps isometric contractions
6) calf raises
7) half squats
8) partial lunges
9) heel raises
Make sure to check all of these exercises out. Good luck.
Shelby I would really take the advice of your doctor, you might not be able to do certain exercises! For me I am never allowed to do leg extensions! It has taken me a long time to get where I am now and that was through my specialist! You could be given the wrong advice that could do more damage!
BTW i fell many years ago and to be honest for myself i should of never had that first surgery, it just went down hill from there! I had to learn how to walk, I would walk with a straight leg and by bring given the wrong advice, it ended up tearing again!
The specialist will give you exercises or the best advice of what your options are! Sometimes that is through rehab!
These exercises are good, but I wouldn't be doing them unless a orthopedic specialist gives the ok! Not everyone with a ACL tear can do these! Just saying!
I meant to reply to the person who gave you those exercises....I hit the wrong reply button. ...lol
So true Shelby! I will give you a example of what hapoened to me!
I was going to a gym and a personal trainer was telling me i could do certain leg exercises and that he has helped so many people who had ACL problems, he told me to quit whinning and suck it up!
I ended up phoning my specialist and told him what this trainer was telling me to do and what they said!
Long story short he ended up phoning the gym and telling the trainer he didn't know that they were a orthopedic surgeon that if he ever gave me advice again that he would smack a law suit so fast that they would not know what hit them! LOL
ACL for everyone is different all depends on the individual it can cause meniscus damage, that's why your doctor needs to tell you! There was some of the simplest exercises that caused my acl to tear again!