So after a few weeks of medication and almost daily exercises, I still have swelling in my knee. The Quad muscles are stronger and more flexible and I can bend the leg farther. Pain is minimal to none. The Doc still suspects a meniscus tear but insurance won't pay for the MRI at this point. Today I got a needle stuffed into my knee to help reduce the swelling.
Weird, I'm basically pain free but I have swelling. Never experienced that combination before.