Many different therapies can be used to treat pain, break up adhesions (scar tissue), or stimulate healing.
This is done by doing a thorough exam of the joint.
X-rays should be taken to rule out a fracture or any possible underlying pathology that could be masking the symptoms.
The purpose of the ice massage is to move the edema (swelling) out of the affected area, reduce pain, and also to promote the healing process.
The next step in the process is to apply microcurrent therapy to the affected area, in this case the knee.
A bone bruise can becoming a nagging injury leaving the player unable to participate due to lack of range of motion and often very intense pain.