Being a passenger in car causing knee pain

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every time the driver brakes the car, I feel the pressure straight away in my knee, and it really hurts, is this normal.

if so how bad will it be when I start to drive, quite worried about that.

i understand you can drive your car if you feel okay in six weeks.?

 

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    Hi Alison, I was 12 weeks before I could drive and still find it quite uncomfortable and have to lever myself in and out of the car!  It's worth getting the GP to sign you off properly and make sure it is recorded on your notes as it can cause problems with your insurance.

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    I started driving short distances at 7 weeks, but even now, an hour of driving does stress it, along with the walking involved.  I have to rest up a day before and I am at 8 weeks.  Also depends on if you are still in PT and they are wearing the joint out with too many exercises.
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      Lynn who actually said you could start driving again.

      dud you gave to get letter from GP, or consultant, and did you gave to advise your insurance company.

      would appreciate your advise, and thanks for info on how you got on it all helps, especially when your worries about some thing.

      iam the only carer for  my husband who has Alzheimer's, so life will be easier fir me when I can drive again, but giving said that, don't want to put my self back.

      wish you well

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      I didn't think of all those hoops to go thru, I just felt well enough and did so.  Obviously I am off all pain meds so there is nothing to fog the brain or reflexes and since everything hurts alittle bit, driving is not such a huge thing now.  Obviously a long trip is out.  But time will come when I can do that also.  I honestly did not see anything in writing advising not driving or when to be able to start driving.  I am in the USA.  The only thing pertaining to cars was advice to get a handicapped sticker for 6 months, so you could park close.

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    Yes I had that it was very painful very painful.about 4,5 weeks it got better. Hang in there....
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