If someone refers to a knee injury, there are a variety of injuries they could be talking about. A knee injury with calf pain may happen if the knee has been injured and the muscles and tendons tracking down into the calf are affected as well. If you have suffered any knee injury recently and you are also experiencing pains in that calf, you should see your GP to identify the cause. Your knee injury may be worse than you think, so it is best to ensure you get appropriate treatment if needed.
A knee injury might range from something minor to a more serious injury that would need extensive treatment. For example, a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament can be a serious injury that eventually requires surgery in some cases.
Could a knee injury with calf pain occur because of an accident?
It’s possible, but it would depend on how the accident happened. Any injury to the knee can result in pain in surrounding areas as well. Swelling can press on nerves that lead to pins and needles in other areas, too.
When you see your GP, or visit an A&E unit if you need to get more urgent treatment following a more serious accident, you should ensure you relate all the symptoms you are experiencing, even if they are not in the immediate area of the injury. These can help them diagnose the problem and provide relevant treatment.
Could you receive compensation for your knee injury?
There is only one way to know for certain whether you have a good chance to be awarded any compensation for your knee injury with calf pain. Calling Accident Advice Helpline is the best bet, and this can be done on 0800 689 0500, or by calling 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Some people are nervous of seeking advice for an injury in this sense, but we’ve made it easy for you to do so. You can even try the free online test we’ve put together, which provides an immediate answer to whether a claim is a possibility for you. Knee injuries have a habit of encroaching on daily life, and that means you could be left with problems until your knee heals. If you’re entitled to claim compensation, do so with our no-win, no-fee* claims process here today.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Knee injury claims