Asked for female, 44 years old from Balasore
Continue with the physiotherapy. You cannot get an immediate recovery as per the medication intake cases. You have to do the exercises regularly as per adviced by the physiotherapists.
Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Stiffness have developed due to weakness of the ligaments & inflamatted cartilage. Specific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping ball underneath the knee and keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee.