How do I reduce swelling in the knee quickly?
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Question: How do I reduce swelling in the knee quickly?
The Breg Inc has a cold therapy unit that circulates cold water through a pad that is specifically designed to fit/attach to your knee. Set the temperature that is comfortable for you. Patients who have significant pain post-injury/post-op may want to use cold therapy for many weeks, then store it in the closet for another family member to use when injured. Make sure to drain the water from the pad once you store it.
Continues Passive Motion machines (CPM units) can also be used to keep the swelling in the knee minimal. Once the patient is attached to the unit, in a prone position, the machine moves the knee into flexion and extension for a given period of time over many days. This machine will also assist in gaining a range of motion.
- Joanna Ata