THank you very much for your quick response. I will eventually try everything you have suggested. For now the swelling is still there so I wont be able to try heat on the knee just yet but the swelling week by week is diminishing.
Before injuring myself I had bought a bottle of the Oxypowder and was waiting for my hockey season to end before beginning. It was at hockey where I injured myself and am now waiting to be a bit more mobile before I begin using it. My bedroom is on the second floor and the bathroom is on the first and I fear in the first few days of use having to quickly get ot the bathroom.
Once again thank you for your detailed response. I fully expect your suggestions to give me a bit of a boost ahead in my recovery.