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Good ques­tion! There aren’t many things more frus­trat­ing than all the pain and none of the gain. Still want to keep your fit­ness lev­els up? “De­pend­ing on the sever­ity and anatom­i­cal re­gion of the is­sue, swim­ming is a good non-weight-bear­ing work­out for your whole body,” says Dr Ralph Rogers, con­sul­tant in sports and or­thopaedic medicine. “And cy­cling im­proves leg strength while be­ing less stress­ful on joints than run­ning and walk­ing.” Plus, there’s noth­ing to stop you work­ing on your up­per-body strength. Moves fo­cused on the core should be doable, too, though if that’s yoga or pi­lates, make sure you tell the in­struc­tor about your in­jury. As for your healthy leg, that’ll get plenty of ex­er­cise from com­pen­sat­ing for the other.

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