Spraining your ankle is a painful experience to go through, especially if you suffer a serious or complete tear of one of the ligaments that helps to keep your ankle stable. The severity of the sprain can help determine how long it might take to recover. In some cases, additional therapy might be useful, and this may include sprained ankle massage therapy.
The idea of massage is to help reduce the swelling in the injured joint. Swelling and bruising is quite common in ankle injuries where the sprain is moderate to severe. Care should be taken to ensure the pressure applied in the massage is not too severe, otherwise it may cause yet more pain to a very tender joint.
How soon after the sprain should you think about massage?
Since the swelling occurs very early on after the person suffers this injury, the sooner the massage can begin, the better. Of course, as we have already seen, this may be too painful to stand to any degree. However, mild and gentle massage can help bring fresh blood to the injured area, and it is thought this may help increase the speed of the recovery process.
It is best not to focus on massage therapy for long periods; instead, focusing on the injury and its severity will help suggest the right amount of pressure to apply.
Might the need for sprained ankle massage therapy lead to compensation?
The crucial factor to consider is how you sprained your ankle. If you know or suspect a third party was negligent and that led directly to the injury you suffered, you might be able to claim compensation, regardless of whether you needed to have sprained ankle massage therapy or not.
If you can call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 (call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile), you can find out if you have a good opportunity to claim some compensation for your sprained ankle injury. The facts of what happened will be considered by one of our personal injury lawyers, and if they can make a claim on your behalf, this will be done on a no-win, no-fee basis. That means you are never in any danger of losing out financially, so give us a call today and let’s see if we are in a position to help you find out more.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen