Physiotherapists advise patients to do first do certain strengthening exercises, and the follow it with some stretching. This is ideal because strengthening exercises will cause the knee muscles to tighten. Stretching exercises will loosen them.
What Else You Can Do
Apart from the physiotherapy exercises, there are certain things which you could at home, to speed up the recovery process.
Firstly make sure that the knee is not subjected to any further pain or trauma. You could use knee-pads for protection.
Resting the knee is extremely important. Rest facilitates reduction in knee-activities, andgives it the time to heal and repair on its own.
Keep the knee elevated. It would help in reducing the symptoms of inflammation and pain in the knee.
Apply ice-packs on the knee. Doctors recommend this technique because it benefits the healing of the knee. Applying ice-packson the knees for 20 to 30 minutes, twice or thrice in aday, is ideal.
The symptoms of CTS develop and emerge gradually. It usually begins with minor aches in the wrists and hand, which will slowly exacerbate, depending on the frequency of pressure applied on the hand and wrist muscles.
The pain occurs abruptly – in the morning or at night. As the condition begins to aggravate, pains will become frequent, as a result of which you could experience burning sensation in the fingers, which could make it difficult to do and manage simple daily tasks such as opening the jar, carrying goods.
In short, CTS will cause reduction in your hand-strength, grip, and you will have problems doing fine hand-movements.
Suffering from any sprains due to workplace accidents should get the appropriate workers compensation claims.