Feet Feels Stiff And Painful In The Knee After A Motorcycle Accident 4 Months Ago?
Hello I was 4 months ago a motorcycle accident after that my legs were hard to move for 2 weeks in the first 3 days my legs were like paralyzed, the x-rays showed all well, my right thigh was stitched up to 5 stitches. So far, my legs still have difficulty squatting for a long time, my legs feel stiff, can’t be flexible, even my legs can’t bend properly because when bending the pain in the knee and lower body, there is a painful muscle, but if the leg continues straight walking is not a problem just to run not too fast. What drugs or supplements can support the acceleration of healing and do I need physiotherapy? Then if I have to come to the doctor, what specialist should I take?
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
The return of limb function and the ability to walk of a patient after a traffic accident are influenced by a number of factors, including: the degree of severity of bone damage, tissue around the affected bone (eg nerve, muscle, ligament, cartilage, etc.), the interval between the time of injury until surgery is performed, the type of surgery and the quality of treatment support provided (example: physiotherapy), the general condition of the patient, and other illnesses suffered by the patient (example: diabetes mellitus that can inhibit the development of wound healing).
We recommend that you consult directly with an orthopedic specialist. In addition to the history and physical examination, your doctor may plan a supplementary examination to evaluate the current condition of your leg according to indications that might be found, for example: X-rays, electromyography, angiography, etc. The treatment given will be adjusted to the results of an evaluation of your condition.
One treatment that your doctor might consider is physiotherapy. If you need physiotherapy treatment, you may be referred to a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiotherapy is a treatment aimed at helping to reduce pain, stiffness, and help patients to be able to optimize the function of limbs after the injury. Before physiotherapy starts, the patient will be assessed by a specialist in physical and rehabilitation medicine to identify the need for treatment. Next, the doctor will arrange a physiotherapy program that may consist of several sessions and be guided by a physiotherapist. The program provided can consist of manual therapy (using a physiotherapist's hands to help move, massage, or manipulate the body part being treated), certain exercises or movements over a period of time, and providing education (for example: maintenance of body weight in the normal range and regular exercise according to the ability of the patient). Physiotherapy can also use electric therapy or ultrasound waves.
At home, you are advised to get enough rest, eat a balanced nutritious diet, and follow the treatment plan given by your doctor. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.