Another important step in the healing process is to perform full range of motion, non-weight bearing exercises to the joint.
Getting the player back to their original state of health is the upmost importance for them to return to the game 100% effective.
This step may be very difficult for any athlete as they may be willing to push their body to the extremes to get back in the game.
The reason we suggest rest in this stage is simple: the healing process is just beginning.
As we realize it is important for a player to get back into the game, our methods involve rehab and therapy to speed up the patientâ€™s recovery time with as little pain as possible.
The first step of the knee pain treatment process for bone bruises is the application of an ice massage provided by your doctor of choice several times a day, for no more than 5 minutes per application.
Lamar Odom also suffered a similar injury to his right knee earlier in the year.
Then, slowly, pressure is taken off the lymphatic system, allowing the edema to drain more freely. If you feel you have had a similar type of injury please contact your primary care physcian and do not attempt to perform any of these treatments without the approval and supervision of your doctor.
Editor’s Note: This is first edition of a new regular feature here at Midwest Sports Fans called The Trainer’s Room. Erhuy are certified in chiropractic neurology and have a strong background in sports injuries and in the rehabilitation of common nagging athletic problems.
This feature will rely on the expertise of Denver chiropractors Dr. Ihsan Erhuy of the Mountain View Pain Center in Denver, CO. Our goal with The Trainer’s Room will be to provide timely background information on relevant injuries as they occur in the sports world.
The range of motion exercises will be performed to keep the joint in full motion and inhibit the chance of further development of scar tissue.
This step can be done concurrently with the rest as it is a more natural approach and will assist the body in its healing process.