Well since I wrote this many things happened again. Nothing major but important at same time.
After injection, my right knee stayed swollen for about a month. The ortho had wanted to wait a month after I returned to work to get those Synvisc-One so I could get the knees in a "working" mode and see how they reacted once back at work. Well it did not go well. Not like the last time I had injections. The knee did not like being stressed again after the fracture. I had waited 6 weeks instead of the 4 for those synviscone. Should have waited more I think. Anyway, my weight was shifted to the left knee...which started to act up about a month ago. I slowed down my activities, did the my RICE technic, but still went on to do my 60km bike ride challenge (it was 110km but due to high winds and rain and cold I decided to cut it short to avoid more injuries.
Forward to now. I had was lucky enough to call Monday to see my ortho surgeon and get an appointment for 2-3 weeks to check my swelilng and the return of a baker's cyst. I did not want it to rupture like 2 years ago. Anyway, his secretary told me that he was going on vacation soon and appointments would only go end of July so I should not fool around and have the cyst checked out. So I went yesterday (Friday). Talk about good service. So I saw him. He told me that I did all the right things and it was good that I still kept active, all the while listening to my legs. He did not remove the fluids (is not a lot) as he said it would return and it was not hurting me. I do everything but it is just annoying and pain in the b**t. He did a shot of cortisone and told me to apply some Voltaren twice a day instead of taking Naproxen pills that get hard on stomach. If the cyst does not resorb in 3 weeks, he gave me a reference to go to an xray lab and they will remove the liquid in the cyst through ultrasound. But he is confident it should improve by then. He told me to see my PT and she can do me a back knee taping to help the cyst resorb. I was able to get that done at 3pm. So overall... I find myself pretty lucky to get all those specialists in a few hours and it was not an emergency.
He said no cycling for 48 hours. Limit my activities until Monday. Then I can resume...but gently to start of. I can wear an elastic bandage around the knee, but only to walk on longer distances and not to wear while sitting down since I have the taping in the back and it would make it too tight.
The fluid has reduced by half. I was able to walk without any discomfort today. Tonight is a little bit more sensitive but not much.
I go back on Monday night to see PT. She will see if this taping worked and if not, she will do the spider one type.