How Do I Know What Type Of Knee Injury I Have?
There are many structures in and around the knee which can be injured. Bones, joint structures, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves can all be affected. It is pretty challenging to work out what is going on with the layperson! Although specific features are more likely to indicate one area than another, self-diagnosis is a hazardous road!
Assessment and treatment by a health professional will ensure that the diagnosis is accurate and that you do not find yourself doing more harm than good. Described below are a few examples of situations that may resonate with you.
A sudden onset of knee pain, followed by a slight swelling volume several hours later, can indicate the knee’s meniscus injury. In contrast, rapid onset of swelling is more consistent with damage to the cruciate ligaments. A vague ache at the front of the knee that worsens with deep squatting and prolonged sitting can represent irritation of the joint beneath your kneecap, whilst a local pain directly below your kneecap can reflect conditions of the patella tendon.
This domain becomes increasingly complex when you consider that more than one body part can be injured at a time and underlines the importance of seeking professional assistance. If you are suffering from a knee injury, please call us or book online today to get you moving in the right direction!