It can be hard to know when a knee injury is serious enough to require a visit to a pain management specialist. At Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we believe in a proactive and comprehensive approach to help our clients get immediate relief for long-term mobility. Waiting to visit a professional could be dangerous to your long-term health if you’re over-straining your knee when it’s already injured.
Here are three signs you should visit us for knee pain management right away:
- You Can’t Walk it Off. If you’re unable to walk a few feet without limping or knee pain, that’s the first sign you should seek out a professional assessment for pain management. At Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we offer a comprehensive screening process to determine whether your knee injury is related to knee arthritis or a knee injury.
- Something Feels “Off”. Some patients who visit us are surprised to learn of their injuries when they experience little to no pain. But some injuries, like ligament tears, can mean you have little to no pain but a lot of discomfort or wobbliness. If your knee feels off in any way, it’s best to not take your chances and schedule a consultation to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on your joint and causing further damage.
- You Have a Strange Bruise. It’s hard to deny a knee injury when you have ghastly bruise. At Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we can provide you with a thorough assessment of your bruised knee to determine the extent of the damage to your torn muscle. Sometimes, a muscle tear can be so extreme it requires surgery to repair, but in most cases immobilization of the knee and a proper rehabilitation protocol can get you back on your feet in as little as a few weeks.