|3 on my R knee|
Lots of pain when I cleaned the abrasions first time, scrubbed them down and then put both Jelonet (a paraffin gauze dressing) and Melolin (a low adherent absorbent dressing) on the wounds to prevent the gauze from sticking to the wound - more pain if the wound sticks to the gauze when you try to remove the dressings.
One of the wounds would not stop bleeding as I made my way to work at Physio Solutions (I see patients at PS on Tuesdays and Fridays) so I covered the dressings with Kinesio Tex Tapes. The bleeding leaked through the tapes still (that's how much it was bleeding).
|Blood seeping thru the Kinesio tapes|
|Underwrap on my knee to hold the dressings|
|Taped my R shoulder too|
I was now reluctant to take off the Kinesio Tex Tapes when I had to shower when I had a brilliant idea. I should test the many rolls of imitation / copy cat Kinesio tapes I've been asked to try. I used some of the imitation/ copy cat Kinesio tapes which I put over the original Kinesio Tex Tapes. They seem to keep the water off much better (so I needn't have to redress it).
|The imitation Kinesio tapes kept everything dry|
My knee actually feels really good now, a lot less swelling compared to 2 days ago. Hmmmm, think I can try running tomorrow? Perhaps cycling would be gentler on my knee......