The patella is an important element of our ability to move. There are several things that can affect the patella, also known as the kneecap, which can lead to serious injury an chronic pain. Consider the many occasions you have hit your kneecap just walking around your house and think about the excruciating pain that comes about after the strike. Now imagine how difficult it would be to go through work and normal living with pain like that on a regular basis.
While anyone is susceptible to knee injuries, those who work lower to the ground may be at higher risk for patella damage. Jobs like floor or carpet installers, gardeners, landscapers, and the like who often spend their days kneeling on the ground may be more inclined to suffer knee pain and injuries. A number of injuries can occur in these jobs such as kneeling on a nail or from the general wear and tear from moving around primarily on your knees.
There are a number of things that can go wrong with your knees no matter what kind of job you do. Again, hitting your kneecap on a drawer in the office or popping your knee out trying to lift heavy things can cause a lot of pain and require physical therapy or even surgery.
You certainly need your knees to be in good condition. If you are noticing more pain or difficulty in movement, you may be suffering the consequences of an injury or the degeneration of the knee’s cartilage. It is important to seek medical advice and undergo therapy or additional testing to ensure your knees will be able to do what you need them to do.
If you are employed as a floor installer or in any job that is particularly hard on your knees and experience an injury to your knee, it is important to ensure you are protecting your rights to workers compensation. Contact our experienced legal team at 888-799-3918 or by using our online contact form.