I stopped all therapy at the end of 2017 – just gave up. Subsequently I hired a personal trainer for six months. The trainer focused on squats, utilizing weights without machines and other exercise without machines. This training did help my mobility (my flexion was not measured as in physical therapy but my mobility improved). I only did it on weekends but had to give it up due to scheduling. The improvement I gained has since been lost. Most recently I started taking baths using Epsom salts (magnesium) in a jetted tub. I don't know if this does anything but sometimes I feel slight discomfort in the right knee, which to me seems like a positive thing; most times I don't feel any discomfort but feel more flexible. I sometimes follow this with 30 minutes in a hot tub (I don't know if this helps but it feels good), whenever the weather cooperates as the hot tub is outdoors and I reside in the Poconos. Can anyone shed some light on these two and any other procedure that does not require surgery or physical therapy. Also, I cannot ride a stationery bike; cannot make the turn with my right knee. I am wondering about trying a leg press in the gym but have not done so at this time.
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