Choosing Chiropractic to Recover from an Auto-Related Knee Injury
In a motor vehicle collision, one of the most common types of injuries involves the knees, as a result of the impact with either another vehicle, the dashboard of your car, the steering wheel, or even the car door. In fact, there’s a specific type of injury commonly referred to in the medical community as “dashboard knee.”
The Potential Types of Knee Injuries Suffered in Auto Accidents
Your knee is one of the most complex joints in your body, subject to a wide range of injuries:
- Strained or torn ligaments — You have four different ligaments that hold your knee together and allow the strength and flexibility you need to walk, run, and engage in other activities.
- Tendonitis or other tendon injury — Tendons are composed of thick, fibrous tissue and attach muscles to bone. The patellar tendon in your knee attaches your kneecap to the muscles that stabilize your knee. Inflammation or irritation can make it painful to put weight on your knee joint or to flex the knee.
- Torn meniscus — The meniscus functions as a cushion between your shinbone and your thighbone. It can easily be torn by a sudden or violent twisting of your knee.
- Broken kneecap — The blunt force of colliding with the steering wheel or dashboard can cause a fracture of the kneecap.
How Chiropractic Helps with Knee Pain
Often, one of the primary consequences of knee trauma in a car accident is swelling or stiffness, which can be caused by a misalignment stemming from the crash. A chiropractor will conduct a thorough exam of your knee and may be able to quickly put the joint back into proper alignment. A chiropractor can also use techniques that reduce or minimize inflammation, alleviating stiffness.
Accident Centers of Texas—Dedicated to Your Return to Maximum Health
At Accident Centers of Texas, we have the experience, skill, and knowledge to help restore you to full health. We treat patients at eight convenient locations throughout the DFW Metroplex, including Dallas, Oak Cliff, Pleasant Grove, Fort Worth, Arlington, Frisco, Irving, and Garland. In most situations, we can schedule an appointment for the same day you call. Based on the nature of your condition and your needs, you may be treated by one of our nurse practitioners, by a chiropractor, or by both.
We are available to meet with you Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For an appointment, call us at 214-974-4041 or contact our offices online.