2nd or 3rd degree MCL tear

I am 3 weeks out from a torn MCL. However, I have not done any ROM exercises until last night. It has been in an immobilizer this whole time. I think that has allowed scar tissue to build up. I can only bend my knee 45 degrees. I tried last night to do ROM exercises to the point of discomfort, but this morning I woke up with more swelling than I previously had. What do I do to gain ROM back, and should there be discomfort and/or swelling when doing these exercises? Like I said, I am concerned because I have started exercising it so late and am afraid of scar tissue build up. Everyone told me to keep it in the immobilizer.

Posted By Bryn on May 03, 2008 at 22:03:50:

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