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hat care can be taken for a bruised bone in the knee?

Hi. About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with a bruised bone in my right knee. Over the course of time and rehab, I still suffer a tremendous amount of pain. It feels as if there s no cartilage in between the bones in my knee and that the bones are scrapping each other. What is happening?
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
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Hello,

As there is an injury of the knee and you feel no cartilage meaning there will be friction or bone touching feeling for you. If so, taking up an x-ray or MRI will be of choice. As the MRI is mainly for understanding the soft tissue injury like the ligaments and cartilages and x-ray for the bones we can figure out what is the status of the bone and soft tissues.

Post which we can advise you exercise like - static Quadriceps, static hamstring, ankle toe movements, straight leg raise in supine and side lying. Also, a knee brace will be advised to act as a muscle supporter.

Most cases will respond to exercise and conservative therapy. May take around 6-8 weeks of time to get full function of the knee and strength.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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