Nearly three million drivers suffer injuries and about two million drivers suffer permanent injuries from car accidents each year. Major injuries like car accidents need medical care right away. However, many patients suffer from less severe ailments that are difficult to detect in the beginning stage but can lead to complications if left untreated for too long such as a stress fracture. Injuries like these take time and patience before they show any symptoms of discomfort so it is important not only treating them early on but also recognizing when something doesn't feel quite right with your body while you may be busy doing other things. Here are some common signs of stress fractures after a car accident.
Pain or swelling at the site of the injury
Tenderness to the touch
Pain that begins while completing a physical activity that may or may not go away with rest
Pain that arises while resting, completing normal activities, or while walking
Pain that worsens when hopping on one leg
Inability to shift weight or hop on the affected leg or foot
Injuries happen every day. Whether it's a small fall or an accident, understanding the severity of your injury can be difficult and only time will tell how severe things are going to get if you don't take care of yourself now. If the symptoms worsen or if they cause difficulty performing everyday activities such as walking and bending over to pick up objects from the floor, it's time for a visit with our doctors at Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC. Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC in St. Clair Shores and Shelby Township, Michigan, has a team of expert orthopedic surgeons who can help repair or replace a damaged joint that's causing you discomfort. To learn whether you're a good candidate for joint replacement surgery, call or use the online scheduling tool to book a consultation today.