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Recovery and prevention

The importance of recovery and prevention

Recovering from a knee injury initially involves allowing your soft tissues to heal. The time this takes depends on the type of tissue that's injured – for example, tendons can take longer than muscles. During this stage of recovery, ice and compression can be useful to help speed up the recovery process. The damaged tissue may need to be protected with a brace or support. It’s usually necessary to gently stress the tissues to help them heal and prevent stiffness. Exercise therapy with a physiotherapist helps you learn careful control to prevent further damage.

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