Quadriceps Tendon Rupture – Recovery phase 4

Last Thursday, 7 March, the knee brace was adjusted to 90 degrees and I manage to move the leg to 75 degrees directly after, iiha!

I recently came across this video that explains clearly what QTR is, how it happens and how it’s repaired (surgery). 

During the weekend I tried a Chinese “magic” plaster I got from a Chinese colleague, thanks Kevin :-).
The plaster contains some sort of concentrated Tiger balm, that’s what it smells like anyway. The first couple of minutes it creates a kind of burning sensation. It suppose to help against swelling and pain. I am not sure it made much difference but it was an interesting experience trying – “What doesn’t hurt you makes you stronger“.

Monday I visited our “local” physiotherapist at work, Mads, (Frb. Osteopati),

He created this fantastic piece of Kinesio tape art work.
 

The tape is put on while the knee is bent and the tape is stretched. When straiten the leg, the thin strips lift up the the skin and that should help the blood and fluid in the knee and leg to circulate easier and that should reduce the swelling. It looks cool anyway, thanks Mads 🙂

The golf ball, used for “foot massage”, has been swapped with a “spikey” ball. 

“Foot-valve-massage” is really good, it stimulates the many trigger points and help removing “waste” under the foot.

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Take care out there…

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