I had a lateral release of my knee a little more than 8 weeks ago. After the surgery I had no bruising and very little swelling. I started physical therapy 3 weeks after my surgery--as soon as the incision was healed. I have been going to therapy 3 times a week for the past 5 weeks. Functionally I can do everything except running, jumping, and deep squatting. I have full range of motion, can climb and descend stairs comfortably, and can fairly easily walk a mile. However, my knee has been swelling. Swelling did not become serious until 6 weeks after surgery. I went to my orthopedist and he gave me a cortisone injection 7 weeks after surgery. It has been 8 days since the injection and my knee is more swollen now than before. Swelling increases about .5 cm every 2-3 days. Is there anything else I can do to reduce the swelling? I currently wear a sleeve on it and elevate and ice often. I also get e-stim treatments with ice after each therapy session. There is no pain associated with the swelling.
Thank you for your help!