Straight-leg raise to the inside

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These straight-leg raises help you strengthen the muscles of your inner thigh. Do 8 to 12 repetitions.

  • Lie on the injured side of your body.
  • You can either prop your other (good) leg up on a chair, or you can bend your good knee and put that foot in front of your injured knee. Don't drop your hip back.
  • Tighten the muscles on the front of your thigh to straighten your injured knee.
  • Keep your kneecap pointing forward, and lift your whole leg up toward the ceiling about 6 inches. Hold for 5 seconds, then lower slowly.

Last Updated: March 6, 2009

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Mary "Ginny" Virginia Keely, PT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT - Physical Therapy

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