An area of the body that frequently suffers injury or harm is the leg. The legs of a person are some of the strongest systems of muscle and bone, however, under certain conditions, even these areas may be injured. Although they are seldom life threatening, leg injuries can often carry with them lengthy recovery times, and in particularly extreme circumstances, long term health effects.
Common Types of Injuries to the Legs
There are several types of injuries a person can suffer to their leg. Some commonly encountered leg injuries can include:
- Broken Bones: One of the most common injuries to a person's leg is a broken bone. The leg is a system of several different bones, and while these bones and muscles are strong, a fracture in a person's leg can be painful, and have potential long term health effects for a person's mobility.
- Sprains: Another common type of injury for a person to suffer is a sprain. Sprains in the leg commonly occur in their ankles. Severe sprains can mean limited mobility for a person's recovery time.
- Dislocations: A dislocated knee can be the result of trauma to a person's leg. These injuries often require immediate medical attention and can be very painful.
- Muscle Complications: A person's legs hold some of the strongest muscles in their body. If parts of this network of muscles are injured, harmed or in any way disabled, it can lead to temporary to long term mobility issues.
- Bruising, Wounds, and Cuts: Although legs are usually protected by clothing, they can still be subject to wounds. In the event of serious trauma, a person can lose a lot of blood in their legs.
Common Situations That May Lead to a Leg Injury
There are several types of situations that may cause a person to suffer an injury to their legs. These situations can include the following:
- Vehicle Accidents: Car, truck, bicycle, and other vehicle accidents are highly likely to injure a person's legs, especially if they are thrown from their vehicle.
- Slip and Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents, or falls from higher heights can be the source of injuries to a person's legs, and may lead to fractures.
- Workplace Accidents: A person can potentially injure their legs at their place of work. This can come from situations involving lifting heavy objects, or simple falls at a person's workplace.
- Sports Injuries: Leg injuries are common for individuals who are athletes. These can include injuries like fractures, broken bones, and muscle complications.
Leg injuries can seriously hinder a person's mobility and, in serious circumstances, can affect a person's health in the long run. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, contact the Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal today.