After knee drain treatment what should I do?

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Hello Madam/Sir,

I fell while skiing on January 19th and just after the accident my left knee was in huge pain, I barely could walk. After sitting for 10 minutes I continued skiing. I didn't feel any significant pain in my knee for about 1 month after that accident. Then I started feel discomfort and sometimes my knee got swollen. I got a MRI scan and there were Mild joint effusion, MM low grade degeneration. I couldn't find right doctor that could make right diagnose and help me until May. The doctor I found diagnosed that I had had throat bronchitis before that accident and it affected to my knee to sore. I had some drop injections through my vein and he has drained my knee 4 times during 2 weeks. It really made difference, and my knee became look like the normal one. However pain has releived significantly, I still feel a little discomport after some walk, my knee gets tired and being in little pain. Does somebody had similar case? What should I do now? Thank you for your time Sir. 

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    Did he discuss physical therapy. You might get some good, especially for the weakness, out of a few sessions from the therapist. Ice after any type of activities.......time. Knee injuries are very slow to heal because you are always putting pressure on it. The thing about the throat infection my seem strange but one of the things many people who have had tkrs learn that they shouldn't have dental work done without a round of antibiotics. Somecdrs say it's nonsense but my dr and dentist adhered to the policy 100%. The theory is that the metal attracts infection. That's why when I got an Epi staph, they had to remove the entire prosthesis for 4 months. Stay with the orthopod and give it time. Use the get but remember it's an injury trying to heal and needs to be treated as such.
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      Thank you Sir,

      He didn't discuss physical therapy. But I had had physical therapy before I found that doctor. After two days doing some excercises my knee swollen and excess fliud built up even more, and with more pain. My last doctor recommended limit my activity as much as possible during and after treatment. But maybe after drained my knee and taken medicine now it's the right time for physical therapy, i am not sure.

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    See a physiotherapist. Get advice on exercise and rest.

     

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    If you had torn any ligaments the only thing you would be advised is to rest. These types of injuries can take months to heal and then after that you would have to exercise to strengthen everything.  Not exercise as in get fit.  If you are worried go back to the doctor and get referred to either an orthopaedic consultant or a physiotherapist.  If you keep exercising before you have recovered your knee will keep swelling.  Go see a knee specialist.
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