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    • #71443
      AvatarMichael Stratton
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      Swollen knee I took a weird step at work. Something in my knee popped. Did not hurt but my knee is swollen now and feels real tight above the kneecap. What can I do to clear this up?

    • #76695
      AvatarTom Matchinsky
      Participant

      George,

      Start with compression (with a voodoo band or something similar, available on the MWOD site under the gear tab if you don’t have one) and apply about 50% tension starting just above the knee cap and work up toward the hip 3-4 inches. Don’t leave any spaces in the wrap, make sure to get a decent overlap. Then just move the knee through flexion and extension for a couple minutes and then take the wrap off and move it for a couple minutes and then repeat. You can probably do this 4-5 times a day in the initial phases of the swelling. If you have access to a MarcPro or something like that it will also help keep the swelling down, they come with instructions on where to place the pads.
      If you don’t feel you are making any kind of significant improvement in 2-3 weeks check with someone locally, PT or MD or otherwise and see if they can offer any extra help. Look at the free MWOD list on this site and look for a practitioner near you. As always, you can contact any of us on staff, I believe our emails are in our bios, and we can maybe offer more help through a skype consult.
      Cheers!
      Travis Jewett
      MWOD Staff
    • #76701
      AvatarMichael Stratton
      Participant

      Thanks so much for your time! Will a Tens unit work the same?

    • #76702
      AvatarPatrick Thomas
      Participant

      George–
      A Tens unit has a different type of contraction than a Marc Pro.
      The 2 units have different goals so there is a different type of contraction used.
      A Tens unit masks the pain symptom.
      A Marc Pro (using low frequency setting) goal is the normalization of tissue through the movement of nourishment and waste.

      Message me the city, town where you live we may know of a gym or practitioner in your area who may be able to help you out.

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