The knee is a complicated joint. It moves like a door hinge, allowing a person to bend and straighten their legs so they can sit, squat, jump, and run. Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems.
The knee is your body’s largest joint and allows you to flex and bend your leg while you walk, run, climb, and perform other movements. A complicated intersection of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage forms your knee and makes those movements possible.
A knee injury can affect any part of your knee. It can damage the ligaments, tendons or cause fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your knee joint as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments that form the joint itself.
Not all knee pain is serious. But some knee injuries and medical conditions, can lead to increasing pain, joint damage and disability if left untreated. Having a knee injury — even a minor one — makes it more likely to have similar injuries in the future.
The force generated from a car accident can fracture or dislocate your kneecap, twist and tear your ligaments or cartilage, or cause serious bruising and swelling. Depending on the type of injury, some people may experience excruciating pain immediately after the crash, while others experience symptoms weeks or months later.
Knee injuries are not only painful but can cause major physical challenges, affecting your ability to exercise or even perform everyday tasks, such as running errands and caring for your children. Joint injuries often worsen over time, which can cause long-term debilitation and diminished quality of life.
Injuries to the knees or other parts of the leg can be serious. In an instant, you or a loved one can sustain a painful knee injury that makes it difficult or impossible to walk after your car accident.
Experiencing chronic knee pain can be disruptive to your entire life. However, the good news is that there is a solution. Dr. Hamid Ameri is an experienced and compassionate Chiropractic Doctor who is dedicated to helping patients.
Our team at ChiroMax Health & Wellness Centers, are ready to offer a variety of non-invasive treatment options to alleviate knee pain and help you find relief and get back to doing the things you love most. Call and book your initial consultation and learn more about our range of therapeutic treatment options today.
If you live in The Greater Houston area and you’ve suffered an injury in an auto accident, Dr. Ameri and his team can help. Don’t opt for surgery before exploring all the options available to relieve your pain. Call (713) 691-8355 or (281) 397-1850 and schedule your appointment today and start your path to recovery and a healthy living.