Whilst knee, injuries are very common and can be debilitating, there are things you may be able to do while at work – and steps you can take – to reduce the risk of this getting worse, and get you back on the job quicker.
Like a lot of injuries, knee injuries are very common. Acute knee injuries usually refer to pain that is experienced for up to 6 weeks form date of injury.
According to Medical News Today if you are experiencing knee pain that becomes chronic, is severe or lasts for more than a week, you should consult with your treating general practitioner.
Furthermore, you should seek advised from your GP if you notice a reduction and/or range of motion in the joint or if bending your knee becomes difficult.
According to Medical news today the most commonly reported knee injuries are strain and sprains, meniscal injuries, bruises, lacerations and bursitis.
It is important to consult with your treating health professionals with regard to any injuries. With a knee injury, a common restriction that could be put in place is minimal use of stairs and undertaking work in a seated position.
If you are recovering from a knee injury below we have listed expected recovery time- please note this is only a guide as every individual’s situation is different.
|Condition||Expected healing time (guide only)|
|Meniscal (cartilage) injury treated surgically||2-4 weeks|
Although you may feel alone during this process, you’re not. Help is out there. You just need to know and who to turn to. If you would like more information there are a lot of great resources online.
But, if you want help understanding where to seek help for your pain or getting back to work, contact ProActiv People. Their team of Allied Health professionals and Employment Consultants will be able to work with you and work towards your goals.
Now, let’s get to work.