A sprain involves an injury to the ligaments in your ankle (or other joint, since you can sprain your wrist and other parts of the body too, although the ankle is more common). However, this sprain can also lead to other problems occurring, especially if the injury is more severe. For example, sprained ankle tendon damage is quite possible if you manage to tear or suffer any other problems with your tendons as well as your ligaments.
It is vital to get a possible sprained ankle checked when you suffer this injury. Many people have found that with a serious sprain, they can’t bear any weight on it and they suffer swelling and a significant amount of pain – much as they would with a fractured ankle. Thus, determining the extent and nature of the injury is very important.
How to cope with a sprained ankle tendon
Resting the affected joint is very important in the early stages. It is likely you will be told to do this when you seek medical help. Trying to walk too soon after your accident could increase the odds of suffering complications later.
Once you know how bad your sprain is, you will know roughly how long it might take to heal. A mild sprain can take around a week to 10 days to recover from, but if you have a serious sprain where the ligaments were completely torn, it could be months before things are back to normal. If there is damage to the tendons, this will also need to heal before you can walk without any issues.
How to find out if a claim is possible
The best bet if you have sprained ankle tendon damage following this injury is to speak to someone who has already concluded successful compensation claims for other people. Accident Advice Helpline was originally set up to help people just like you, and we’ve done that countless times in over 16 years now.
Ringing 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, is the best way to seek advice with no obligation on you to continue. Make sure you call us now and see whether a professional injury compensation lawyer could accept your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis. This is how we work, so if you have a case for sprained ankle tendon damage, there’ll be no risk to you at all.
Date Published: March 2, 2017
Author: Rob Steen