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.
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.After that, an MRI is necessary to rule out any ligamentous or meniscus injuries. Sometimes a blackish-blue discoloration around the affected area may be visible.This will also show the bone bruise if that is in fact the cause of the symptoms. Along with the initial stage ice massage, another valuable step that cannot be overlooked is rest.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.Many different therapies can be used to treat pain, break up adhesions (scar tissue), or stimulate healing.