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…

Straight-Leg Raise to the Outside

A man doing straight-leg raises 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 your leg.

Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

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