When this happens the outer layer of the bone (most likely the femur), which is fibrous, breaks down. After the initial onset of the injury beware not to jump to the conclusion of a bone bruise, even if you are experiencing similar symptoms.
The knee joint can support a handful of injuries and it is important to reach the proper diagnosis and to come up with the appropriate treatment to avoid future risks of injury.
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.
Additional treatment recommendations: Start with Also, Kinesio Taping alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by lifting the skin.
The taped portion forms convolutions in the skin, thus increasing interstatial space.
To push or rush the injury could lead to further problems, and in the long run keep the athlete on the sidelines for an even longer period of time.
At the Mountain View Pain Center we have seen many injuries to various athletes.