Often, a driver or passenger is thrown forward during a car accident and will strike their knee on the dashboard. This can result in direct trauma to the knee, resulting in many different types of injuries, such as a shattered patella (knee cap.)
FAQ About Knee Pain
Your knee injury could be serious and need a doctor’s attention if,
- You’re experiencing swelling.
- You can’t straighten your knee or leg.
- Your knee keeps buckling.
- You can’t put weight on it.
- You felt or heard a “pop” sound.
- You experience greater than normal movement.
Below mentioned are some of the common knee injuries.
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage is usually the result of sudden changes in direction, jumps, abrupt stops, and high-speed impact.
- Fractures, i.e., broken bones, are often the result of a fall or a car accident.
- A torn meniscus usually happens after a sudden twist in the leg.
- Knee bursitis, a condition in which the bursa becomes inflamed, is often a result of constant kneeling.
- Meniscus injury: This type of injury hurts the discs that help prevent friction between the knee bones. These discs provide cushioning and stability to the knee while walking.
If you’re experiencing knee pain consistently and it’s not going away, it’s time to seek treatment. You should also seek a diagnosis if your knee pain gets worse or limits your daily activities. Consult with our pain management specialists to diagnose and get the right treatment.
The knee is one of the most common body parts to be injured after an accident. After an auto accident, treatment for a knee injury will usually depend on the type of knee injury a person has. Our pain management doctors specialize in Orthopedics, Neurology, Chiropractic Care, and Physical Therapy at Metro Healthcare partners.