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What have you done for Physical Therepy after you've tweaked your knee?

Old 04-27-09, 11:24 AM
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What have you done for Physical Therepy after you've tweaked your knee?

After posting on another thread a few weeks ago on what I do to reduce my posibility of getting a knee injury, I go and tweak my knee last week while riding. Not sure how I did it or what I did other then to say it's swollen and there's some minor pain and stiffness. Go figure.

I was hoping it was muscular, but after resting it the whole weekend it's not feeling all that much better. Maybe I'm just hoping for a quick recovery and being overly optimistic. I have a doctors appointment later this week, but was wondering what others have done for PT when you've had a tweaked knee? I'm just feeling like a slug sitting around doing nothing. I'm doing some upper body weights and stuff like that to keep me busy, but I'm wondering if there's something/anything I can/should be doing to help the knee heal other then staying off of it. Light Spinning, stretching, etc'.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-27-09, 12:48 PM
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if it is just the soft tissue parts, ibuprofen gel and ice. helps take down the inflammation
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Speedplays helped my knees a lot.
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Don't do anything until after the doc has seen MRI's and x-rays. Then come back & ask us the same question.
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