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Offline *Margaret

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swollen knee
« 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
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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 08:36:19 PM »
Are you elevating above heart ?
Surgery 6 times left knee torn meniscus, RSDS,chondromalacia, nervdamage cause constant nervpain,chronic inflamm.
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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007, 09:00:38 PM »
Margaret,

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

Peggy

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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #5 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
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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2007, 09:38:08 PM »
might be worth taking anti inflammatories
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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2007, 09:40:08 PM »
i have been doing that. 3 times a day
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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #8 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?
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
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TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2007, 10:05:30 PM »
Margaret,

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

Peggy

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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #10 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
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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #11 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.
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #13 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

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Re: swollen knee
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2007, 01:26:34 AM »
peggy

i will lwt you know how it is.

margaret
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