Knee injury

Darius's picture
Hi, anyone know about knee injuries? An MRI scan picked up that muscles, cartilage and tendons/ligaments are fine but I have a lateral femoral edema (slightly bruused/inflamed femur) with minor fissures. I have a 3-week wait for a follow up appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon. In the meantime it is getting better but after 6 weeks I still cannot apply force when the leg is fully extended. I am guessing the doc will just say to give it more time. Is there anything else I should be doing?

Thanks! Darius
John_Davie's picture
Hi Darius, tight muscles around the knee can pull it out of alignment and make things worse. Not saying your injury is due to tight muscles, but lots of stretching and foam-rolling your quads and IT band may help with recovery. By way of disclaimer, it's entirely possible that I don't know what I'm talking about. Hope it gets better soon. John.