Sunday, March 10, 2013
Unfortunately, the doctor still isn't sure whether I need surgery on my knee. He likes to have the MRI confirm a diagnosis, not make the diagnosis. My knee was still too swollen and mobility too limited for him to make a proper assessment. He prescribed some PT (I start on Thursday) to increase mobility, and okay'd some efforts for me to keep my strength and improve mobility on my own at home.
So, I kept up with the heel slides, ankle rolls, etc., and with my core and upper body strengthening, some flexibility work. On Saturday, I added 15 minutes of walking on the treadmill. I always held onto the bar and kept my speed at 1.5 to 2.0 MPH. I did 20 minutes today, again at the same speed.
I will stop using the brace this week or next, depending on how I feel. And back to the doctor on March 26.