Since most drivers have knees and drivers are often propelled forward during a car crash, knee injuries are one of the most common injuries in a car accident. During an accident your knees tend to run rather forcibly into the underside of the dashboard.
Dashboards have varying levels of rigidity, but most are going to cause damage when they’re flown into at 20 miles an hour or more. The resulting pounding creates injuries by stretching, breaking, and/or twisting ligaments and cartilage out of their normal shape.
Your knees are two of the largest and most complicated joints in our body. Once you have suffered an actual knee injury your world is going to change. Everything from minor stiffness to serious impairment of your ability to walk to mind bending pain could result. The trouble is, like with many joint injuries, they usually get worse over time – way worse. And reductions in your mobility can have far reaching effects on your overall wellbeing.
The point is, if you’re suffering any knee pain after an auto accident, get it checked out by a healthcare professional now. That pain and stiffness is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and it needs attention. The consequences of ignoring it could be devastating to your way of life for a while or for the rest of your life.
And if you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, call Accident & Injury Chiropractic now. They can pick you up so you don’t have to be able to drive. Accident & Injury can almost always see you the day you call. And they’ve been treating accident injury victims for decades so they know what to do to help you now. Call or email them today. You and your knees will thank you later.