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Joint Pain

Shoulder, Knee, & Hip

Joint Pain

Joint pain after a car accident is a prevalent and sometimes enduring consequence that can compromise one’s quality of life and daily functioning. Specifically, the knees, hips, and shoulders are susceptible to a range of injuries from strains to more severe conditions like fractures or dislocations. These injuries can manifest through various symptoms, such as persistent pain, swelling, and restricted mobility, which may significantly hinder one’s ability to perform everyday activities.

 

Knee Pain

Knee injuries from car accidents can manifest in several forms, ranging from soft tissue damage, such as sprains and strains, to more severe injuries like fractures or tears in the ligaments and cartilage. The knee is a complex joint that relies on a network of ligaments for stability and cartilage for smooth movement, both of which can be compromised during a collision. Symptoms often include a pronounced stiffness and swelling, a sensation of instability or giving way, and a sharp pain that worsens with activity. In many cases, individuals may also experience a limited range of motion in the knee joint, making it difficult to walk, climb stairs, or even stand for prolonged periods without discomfort.


Shoulder Pain

Shoulder injuries are particularly complex due to the shoulder's wide range of motion and the intricate interplay of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Injuries here can include anything from simple contusions or sprains to more complex issues such as rotator cuff tears or dislocations. Pain is typically localized to the shoulder but can radiate down the arm or to the neck, often increasing with movements that involve lifting, reaching, or rotating the arm. The pain might be accompanied by a noticeable weakness and an inability to carry out movements that were once effortless, significantly affecting one’s ability to perform daily tasks.


Hip Pain

Hip injuries often go beyond the immediate pain and can affect the structural integrity and function of the joint. The hip, being one of the body's largest weight-bearing joints, can sustain damage through direct impact or as a secondary result of compensating for another injury. The pain might be felt directly over the hip, but it can also refer to the groin or thigh. Individuals might notice bruising and swelling in the area, and it's not uncommon for this pain to result in a pronounced limp or a complete inability to bear weight on the affected side. Such symptoms require careful assessment to rule out fractures, dislocations, or soft tissue injuries that can have long-term repercussions if not properly managed.


Why Choose Pain Practice Solutions?

We understand that every joint injury is unique. Our specialists work to develop personalized recovery programs that aim to restore strength, flexibility, and function to the affected joints. We incorporate the latest research and techniques in our treatments to ensure you receive the best possible care.


Schedule Your Consultation

Joint pain does not have to be a persistent issue after a car accident. At Pain Practice Solutions, we are here to help you regain your mobility and comfort. Schedule a consultation with us in Idaho or Utah, and take the first step towards overcoming the pain and reclaiming your quality of life.

Other common pain conditions caused by motor vehicle collisions:

Whiplash
Neck and Arm Pain
Headaches
Low Back and Leg Pain
Muscle Pain/Strain

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Pain Practice Solutions provides tailored and effective solutions for individuals affected by pain caused by injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.