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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: *Margaret on February 11, 2007, 08:29:40 PM

Title: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 11, 2007, 08:29:40 PM
my knee has been swollen since last monday. i have tried everything to get it down, in Pt on thursday all i did was laser, stim and ice. i have been icing it at home and staying off of it. is there anything else i could do? thanks for the help
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: peggy1 on February 11, 2007, 08:35:45 PM
Margaret,

What did you do to your knee originally? Did you bang it or do anything else to bring on the swelling? Ice is about the only thing along with elevation to help bring that swelling down.

If it continues see your os.

Peggy
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: Nettan on February 11, 2007, 08:36:19 PM
Are you elevating above heart ?
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 11, 2007, 08:51:25 PM
peggy - i have the graston technique done in pt since the end of november, and all of a sudden it started to swell again. my pt was going to talk to my os this weekend.

nettan -  yes i have been elevating it above my heart.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: peggy1 on February 11, 2007, 09:00:38 PM
Margaret,

I'm sorry I don't know what that technique is, can you explain?

Peggy
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 11, 2007, 09:19:15 PM
it is where they try to break up some of the scar tissue that is in my knee, before my surgery that i am having on april 3rd
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: UK Girl ! on February 11, 2007, 09:38:08 PM
might be worth taking anti inflammatories
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 11, 2007, 09:40:08 PM
i have been doing that. 3 times a day
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: UK Girl ! on February 11, 2007, 09:57:01 PM
Hi Margaret
how about gentle exercises - might find it helps shift some swelling - fresh blood top the joint?
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: peggy1 on February 11, 2007, 10:05:30 PM
Margaret,

I agree with Anja, gentle exercises may help. Ask pt.

Peggy
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 11, 2007, 10:17:47 PM
anja i have been doing gentle exercises. what do you mean by fresh blood top the joint?

peggy i plan to ask tomorrow when i go back again
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: UK Girl ! on February 11, 2007, 10:25:48 PM
'cos when the joint is moved about you get better blood flow - just like using ice - it moves the blood away and new blood comes in - yeah I know it is circulating all the time - do you know what I mean - it was something the physio was explaining - good if you have an appt tomorrow - you can get a proper opinion.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 11, 2007, 11:22:39 PM
i do what you mean. i can not wait until my PT place is opening a new place with a pool. my pt said i will be the first one to go in, the is on the 26th. i am looking forward to that.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: peggy1 on February 11, 2007, 11:24:31 PM
water exercise is supposed to be wonderful. My pt doesn't have a pool at the location I go to. The other local is too far and with my husbands work schedule I would never make it.

Peggy
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 12, 2007, 01:26:34 AM
peggy

i will lwt you know how it is.

margaret
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: Nettan on February 12, 2007, 05:48:17 AM
Though be aware of that hot water can make your knee swell more if you attend to a pool.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 12, 2007, 10:45:12 PM
well the swelling is gone for today, we will see what tomorrow brings. i am going to go swimming tomorrow, we shall see.

nettan - thanks for the info but i knew that
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: peggy1 on February 13, 2007, 12:29:10 AM
Margaret,

Glad the swelling has gone away. Have fun swimming, wish I could get in the pool too.

Peggy

Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 13, 2007, 12:33:18 AM
i will i just wish it was warm enough to swim in the ocean.   ;D
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: peggy1 on February 13, 2007, 12:38:24 AM
I don't like the ocean. I love the beach and the sights and smell of the ocean, but I guess I saw Jaws too many times. Jellyfish yuck!!

Peggy

Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 14, 2007, 02:33:38 AM
well i went swimming today. i felt good in the water but when i got out and on my way home my knee started to swell again. i guess i can not win at anything.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: peggy1 on February 14, 2007, 04:50:50 PM
Margaret,

Sorry to hear that your knee swelled again, but that is normal after using it. BTW, how long has it been since you hurt your leg?

Peggy

Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 14, 2007, 04:57:23 PM
2 years ago, by falling on ice.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: peggy1 on February 14, 2007, 05:08:40 PM
Have you seen your os recently for the swelling?


Peggy
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: Nettan on February 14, 2007, 05:29:42 PM
You did fall on ice and hit your knee or twist ? Just asking out of curiousity. My left knee was damaged cause I slipped on ice an twisted my knee..now 10 years ago. From beginning thought that was something simple..but as pain only got worse after every surgery and procedure turned out I had nerve damage and developed RSD... ::)
I can read in bottom line that you await surgery..is that this knee ?
Swelling can be there for many reasons..though if you worry and this continue never wrong to call your OS.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 16, 2007, 12:07:23 AM
peggy -  i have not seen my os for swelling, but now it is down again.

nettan - i fell on ice and hit my knee, id do not think i twisted it, but it has been 2 years since i did it. yeas the knee i feel on ice is the knee i am having surgery on.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: peggy1 on February 16, 2007, 12:54:11 AM
Margaret,

When do you see your os and when is the surgery? Glad it's not swollen today.

Peggy
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 16, 2007, 01:02:23 AM
surgery is april 3rd.. i am not sure if i see the OS before but i plan on calling and see if i can see him before hand
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: peggy1 on February 16, 2007, 01:05:46 AM
I think that would be a good idea. Just to set your mind at ease and to ask any other questions you may have.

Peggy
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 16, 2007, 01:18:28 AM
yes, bc i was wondering when i would sign the consent. when i had shoulder surgery done i signed it before surgery in the doctor's office. also my pt wants to observe my surgery, so i should ask him about that too. my pt was going to talk to him about that as long as i do not mind that he is there. but i am almost wondering if i will see him when i have pre-op done at the surgery center, if he is there that day.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: peggy1 on February 16, 2007, 01:21:27 AM
Your pt wants to observe? How do feel about that? I don't think I'd want another person in there with me.

Peggy

Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 16, 2007, 01:25:01 AM
yes, he does. i think it is a good idea because he is always wanting to learn new things, he would then know what exactly is done on the knee as he is not quite sure why the graston techinque is not working. the graston technique is where they break up scar tissue incase you forgot. he would not come in until i am already to be cut open, after everything is ready.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: Nettan on February 16, 2007, 05:49:19 AM
You will have surgery to clean out scar tissue right ?
If so there's no wonder why your knee swell right now.
Interesting that your PT want to look and learn. But that's good for both him and you.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 16, 2007, 11:24:39 AM
as of right now, he is going to clean out scar tissue. bu the ma do a lateral release, and see how my knee cap tracks be it is a little off.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: Nettan on February 16, 2007, 01:41:22 PM
That is good. I would believe that the swelling will be better once the scar tissue is out.
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 16, 2007, 09:59:46 PM
yes, i  hope so
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: *Margaret on February 17, 2007, 08:30:35 PM
guess what..................

i am a little swollen again
Title: Re: swollen knee
Post by: Nettan on February 17, 2007, 08:59:35 PM
That will probably continue until you have had surgery..ice and elevate above heart..all you can do.