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Knee Rehabilitation: Free Squat

Woman bending knees at 90 degrees, arms held out in front of her at shoulder height.

Once you can bear weight on your leg without pain, start adding advanced exercises to your workout. Before you begin, talk with a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer. Start slowly, and rest between each set. As you feel stronger, increase the number of sets.

Caution: Ask your healthcare provider if you’re ready to do this exercise. If you do too much too soon, you could create new knee problems, or even reinjure your knee.

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