Swollen Knee

January 11, 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,


January 11, 2014

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  spirating a knee.
Have you tried proper icing and compression for a whiles?

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