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What Causes Pain In The Knee After An Accident?

I had a severe auto collision about 1 month ago. My car was totaled after I hit a parked car on the highway at about 45 miles per hour. I do have whiplash - which is improving through physical therapy - massage and exercise. However, I a very sore right foot - and right calf - with pain going right up to my right knee. I did not have this pain before the accident. I think this might because I was braking with all of my might -with this right foot. What do you think I should do / what do you think this might be?
Tue, 10 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Pain in the knee following accident could be due to sprain in the ligaments around the joint. There might be soft tissue injury which could have happened following the accident, which would have gone unnoticed. In any case, kindly consult Orthopedician for clinical evaluation. You might require few investigations like x-ray and MRI scan to establish the cause, so that treatment can be instituted accordingly. With conservative treatment, it might take about 4 to 6 weeks for complete recovery.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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What Causes Pain In The Knee After An Accident?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Pain in the knee following accident could be due to sprain in the ligaments around the joint. There might be soft tissue injury which could have happened following the accident, which would have gone unnoticed. In any case, kindly consult Orthopedician for clinical evaluation. You might require few investigations like x-ray and MRI scan to establish the cause, so that treatment can be instituted accordingly. With conservative treatment, it might take about 4 to 6 weeks for complete recovery. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.