My last MRI report in 2006 said moderate to sever progressing rapidly. So I have to think its sever now, but hoping not as I had synvics injects in Febuary and tried again in Sept but had only 2, complicatins had to stop the last one. I did have an MRI 2 days ago and waiting on the report. I had swelling really badly last weekend, a large grapefruit. I iced it, elevated and took advil no help it just stayed the same , so on Monday they drained it. It took a few days and a ace bandage but it finally is looking better. I lost alot of range of motion but that is back and my muscles were junk. I couldn't even drive. So I am working on the quad. I know it is important to have a strong quad. It is very frustrating thought because I have been working it with no results. Thanks for the input. I have been doing leg raises and I bought weights. I am using a 2 pound weight so we will see.