KNEE INJURIES AFTER A CAR, TRUCK, OR SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT
When it comes to car, truck, or semi-truck accidents, most people immediately think of neck pain, whiplash, or low back pain and rarely think of knee pain. The knees are also frequently injured car, truck, or semi-truck accidents and can be the result of any type of impact like rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, and T-bone type of collisions. Knee pain is usually caused by unexpected twisting of the knees or blunt force trauma like hitting your knees against the underside of the dashboard or the center console. Knee pain is the result of an injury to either the ligaments, tendons, cartilage, or bones. At P.I. HELP Chiropractic and Injury Clinics, our skilled chiropractic physicians and physical rehabilitation therapy teams can help treat your knee pain and provide you with post-surgical physical rehabilitation therapy if need be.
MOST COMMON KNEE INJURIES AFTER A CAR, TRUCK, OR SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT
Sprains and Strains
Sprains and strains happen when ligaments, tendons, and muscles are unexpectedly stretched beyond their normal limits. These types of injuries are usually treated conservatively with ice, rest, elevation of the affected knee, compression, and light range of motion exercises. Common symptoms of a sprain that affects the ligaments are pain, bruising, swelling and inflammation. Common symptoms of a strain that affects the muscle and/ or tendons are pain, muscle spasms, inflammation, swelling, and muscle weakness. At P.I. HELP Chiropractic and Injury Clinics, we can also provide you with therapeutic ultrasound treatments which some studies have shown to be beneficial in the treatment of sprain and strain injuries.
Another common dashboard or console injury is ligament tears. Ligament tears whether partial or complete can be very painful. The three most common knee ligaments that are torn due to a car, truck, or semi-truck accident are the medial collateral ligament (MCL), the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). All three types of tears are likely to require extensive physical rehabilitation therapy and some of these tears are likely to require surgical intervention along with post-surgical physical rehabilitation therapy. If your knee injury requires surgery, P.I. HELP Chiropractic and Injury Clinics can refer you to a top orthopedic surgeon in your area.
Cartilage or Meniscus Tears
Each knee has two rubbery, flexible pieces of cartilage that provide cushioning between the thighbone and the shinbone. Each of these cartilaginous cushions or shock absorbers is known as a meniscus. Collectively they are known as menisci and help in the distribution of weight from one bone to another and play a key role in knee stability. Meniscus tears due to a car, truck, or semi-truck accident can be located in different areas of a meniscus and may require physical rehabilitation therapy along with a brace or surgery along with physical rehabilitation therapy to remove the damaged cartilage.
A knee injury, minor or severe, after a car, truck, or semi-truck accident can affect a patient physically, financially, and emotionally. Please contact our clinics for more information about chiropractic care or physical rehabilitation therapy for knee pain or knee injuries caused by a car, truck, or semi-truck accident or to be referred to a TOP trusted personal injury attorney in the San Antonio, TX area or Salt Lake City, UT area including Murray, West Valley City, South Jordan, West Jordan, Draper, Midvale, Taylorsville and Kearns, UT.
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