Swollen Knee

Jan 11th, 2014

Richard Lea asked The Guru for the following Physiotherapy Advice:


I injured my knee 3.5 weeks ago now and it is still full of liquid but also requires physio. Are you able to drain this liquid or do i need to go to my doctor to get this done before receiving physio treatment,


Jan 11th, 2014

The Guru Responded:

Hi Richard
All depends on where the swelling is, how long it took to come on and
how squishy it is right now….and ultimately what’s the cause of it.
We can’t aspirate and I’m not sure I’d want all GP’s doing this
either….Orthopaedic Surgeons are your best bet, but be aware there
are some (small) complications associated with aspirating a knee.
Have you tried proper icing and compression for a whiles?

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