Dad's knee hurting for a month now
My father's knee has been hurting over a month now. He is near 70, but goes to gym, eats healthy, keeps proper weight as best he can.
One month ago: Thinks he might have hurt his knee with exercise.
Rested and elevated his leg, but did not ice it.
Went to Sports Dr, who gave accupuncture, drained fluid. Dad said he felt better.
As knee was getting better, dad got overconfident, and knee hurt again.
Dad keeps doing things around the house and I tell him to take it easy, and to rest, elevate, and ice his knee every 15 to 30 minutes.
Now, he wants to know why he knee is uncomfortable. Feels like something is gripping the kneecap.
Second Doctor, an Orthopedic Surgeon (who is NOT board certified) says he says meniscal tear and wants to "scrape" the inside of his knee.
I did some internet research, and read message boards and my hunch is, my dad will be fine, he has to stick to the plan of rest, elevate, and ice.
No need for unnecessary procedures (by the way, my dad is scared of undergoing any procedures, but he feels really uncomfortable that the knee discomfort is still lingering).
What do you all think?