I have a Meniscus Tear to my right knee, itself subject of an ACL rebuild 20 years ago. I don't think I will have an op, as it is not completely severed. So I know I will need to strengthen my quads.
What exercises, once the swelling and pain has gone, can I do, in order to strengthen my quads, to reduce the chances of this happening again. I know their are obvious ones, but are there any I could perform whilst sat at my desk at work? I know I should wait, but is there anything I could be doing know, to lessen the impact on my quads as the onger it is inactive, the more muscle tone I will lose from it.
It's acutely painful at the moment, so I know I have to give it rest currently, and not rush back too quickly. I was injured 2 weeks ago, but then made it worse by twisting it at home the other day.
Exercises would be leg curls, squats and lunges, but obviously, only when healed. I was hoping for some advice, on maybe some ultra low impact exercises, like simply tensing the muscle, etc. I have another baby being born in 4 weeks and am desperate to be mobile, and fairly fit as it looks as though it may have to be a ceasarian section birth, which means wifey can do next to nothing for a few weeks. Apologies for the desperate nature of the post, but it's getting late!