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  1. Lie on your back with your affected leg straight. Bend your other leg.
  2. Slowly bend your affected leg by raising your knee up while sliding your foot toward you. Bend your knee as much as you can.
  3. Hold for about 6 seconds. Then slowly slide your foot away, lowering your leg back down.
  4. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
  5. It's a good idea to repeat these steps with your other leg.

Current as of: July 18, 2023

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