Accidents can happen in a split second. They can also leave you with injuries that may take many days, weeks or even months to heal from – injuries you didn’t have moments earlier. Dealing with the consequences of a sprained ankle, for example, can be inconvenient and painful. You might need to stop working while you heal, and in some cases, a sprained ankle cast will be applied to your foot to help it heal.
It isn’t very common that a cast would be applied in a situation like this. They are used frequently when people break their ankles, but when a sprain is involved, a compression bandage and crutches would be the more typical way of treating it. This doesn’t always hold true though, and when the sprain is severe and the ligament has completely torn, a cast might be the best way to help it heal.
Keeping your weight off the sprained ankle
Resting and elevating your ankle is the best thing you can do to help aid your recovery. This is true of any grade of sprain – from the mild Grade 1 sprain indicating a slight tear to the more serious Grade 3 sprain in which the entire ligament has torn.
Few people need surgery following even after the worst sprain, but where the damage is significant, a sprained ankle cast may be considered. This ensures the foot and ankle are kept immobilised and that the ligament will be able to heal quickly and properly without any setbacks.
Did you wear a sprained ankle cast after an accident?
If so, and if you know a third party was to blame for the accident, you should seek advice from Accident Advice Helpline today. This call is easy to make to our professional team on 0800 689 0500. You can also chat with a friendly advisor if you ring 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. If you’d prefer, you can try the online test that lets you complete a few simple yes-no questions to get some answers.
If you have a sprained ankle cast, there are plenty of things you cannot do. It will help you heal faster, but it can be inconvenient and prevent you from working, driving or even walking great distances. Ask our team today whether it might be appropriate to make a no-win, no-fee claim.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen