Straight-Leg Raise to the Outside
These straight-leg raises help you strengthen the muscles around your
hip. Do 8 to 12 repetitions.
- Lie on your side, with your injured leg on top.
- Tighten the muscles on the front of the thigh of your injured leg
to keep your knee straight.
- Keep your hip and your leg straight in
line with the rest of your body, and keep your knee pointing forward. Don't
drop your hip back.
- Lift your injured leg straight up toward the
ceiling, about 12 in. (30 cm) off the ground. Hold for 5 seconds, then slowly lower
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy|
|Last Revised||March 7, 2013|