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The joint of your knee is an intricate design made up of three bones of the tibia (shin), patella (kneecap) and the femur. A tendon underlies the kneecap to give strength and motion to your knee and cartilage secures the femur to the shin bone. The meniscus cushions the femur and shin (tibia) bones.

All these components work together for your knee to fully function and letting you enjoy full movement for everyday activities. Injuring your knee in a car accident, sports, along with a fall, tear, or another incident that pushes the bone structure out of place can cause the nerves to be affected, and increase inflammation in your connective tissues resulting in severe pain.

Common injuries and conditions associated with the knee that cause pain include:

  • Runner’s knee
  • Bursitis (Housemaid’s knee)
  • Dislocation
  • Meniscus tears
  • MCL/LCL injuries
    • With injuries to the MCL, meniscus, and arthritis, most often you will feel pain on the inside of your knee. LCL injuries, meniscus tears tendonitis and arthritis most often will cause pain on the outside of your knee.
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Baker’s Cyst
    • Any fluid that collects on the back of your knee can cause pain due to a condition called Baker’s Cyst.
  • Painful pops and snaps
  • Kneecap Injury
    • Any pain that can be felt in or on the front of your knee is most likely to be associated with your kneecap or a tendon beneath your kneecap.

Because car accidents, even if it is just a fender bender, involve unexpected trauma, it is not unusual to experience knee pain, because your whole body can be impacted. You can injure your knee in a variety of ways so it is important that if you are experiencing pain that you seek out evaluation and treatment as soon as possible.

How Can Knee Pain Affect Your Life? 

Short Term Impact of Knee Pain
In the short-term, knee pain is really an indication that there might be something out of alignment or that there are other problems influencing the way your knee works and functions. Do not ignore the pain or discomfort because addressing pain that has been happening for a short time will help us prevent bigger problems or chronic conditions. Also, even slight discomfort in your knee should not be ignored. If you are struggling to walk or put your full weight on your knee do not ignore your symptoms.
Long Term Impact of Knee Pain

Without appropriate care to help the knee heal properly, long-term nerve tendon and ligament damage can result.  Also, if the knee is not functioning properly, other joints and areas such as the hip, lower back and ankle are also affected. If painful pops and snaps should occur, an evaluation by a doctor or chiropractor is highly recommended.

Lasting Relief From Pain or Discomfort

How Chiropractic Care Focused on Your Needs Benefits You?

With the help of X-rays, MRIs and evaluation, any of our Axcess chiropractors can review your report and pinpoint the exact cause of your knee pain and manipulate the bone structure appropriately. Manipulating and realigning the right bones and joints of your knee will alleviate tension and inflammation on the tendons, ligaments, muscles and connective tissues that cause knee pain.  With corrective chiropractic care, flexibility and range of motion can improve and be restored allowing your body to heal itself naturally with fast recovery time. With severe knee injuries, chiropractic care may not be enough, and we will always be sure to refer you to a certified and trustworthy specialist who can help you make a full recovery. 
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How We Will Help Resolve Your Knee Pain After a Car Accident or Injury

Each and every patient has their own treatment plan. Over a period of a few months, you will have the support and care you need to get better. On the first visit of your treatment, if you were injured in a car accident, we will take a myovision scan to evaluate your injuries, and then we will give you specific recommendations to help you know what to do to get better. We promise you that we will help you until you are feeling better and your knee pain is addressed.

Overall, we have seen thousands of patients use our effective integrative approach to treat knee pain after a car accident. We have also seen that our patients experience faster recovery and sustained reduction of pain when they follow our treatment plan, and they complete the healing process.

If you know your knee needs help, don’t hesitate to contact us at any of our four Utah locations to schedule your free consultation today!

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