Well I can tell you that I sprained my left ankle in April and I expected it to be better within a month too. It would seem to get better then it would swell more and be somewhat painful and then the swelling would go down again only to come back a short while later. I wouldn't worry unless you have excessive pain. My ankle still shows signs of being sprained and it's been 4 months. I went on an hour and a half walk. Shortly after the walk my ankle hurt like it did before but only for a short time and I've had no swelling for a long time. I would not rush the healing process. Allow a good amount of time for it heal and I would prop your knee up when you're on the couch and also ice it some to keep the swelling down. And take tylenol or whatever your doctor recommends every 4- 6 hours for the pain or achiness you feel. Allow yourself to get more sleep too. This will help your knee to heal faster and better.
Sprained my knee 5 weeks ago. Severe pain, couldnt walk well at all, not much swelling, went to see orthopedist, gave me knee brace wore for a week, MO bid, but I can't take due to heart disease so took advil quid. Gets better w ice, but stretching exercises make it worse at times. No elastic brace yet, trying to do RICE again, which seems to help. Any ideas. When will I know I need PT. Xray showed no breaks or torn cartilage, had torn meniscus repaired on same knee 6yrs. Ago. Any feedback would be helpful.
Thanks! It helps that you can relate. I'll continue to ice it. I was for a while, but then I stopped, assuming I didn't have to any more. I suppose I'll keep it up.