Sprained ankle physical therapy can be enormously beneficial if you have suffered a nasty sprain to your ankle. If the affected ligament has been partially or completely torn, it can take many weeks for it to heal. Taking the right actions and taking good care of your ankle during that time will help ensure you achieve the best recovery.
The first port of call will either be your GP or your A&E unit to diagnose the sprain. This is important if it is particularly bad, because sprains can look very like fractures in some instances. You don’t want to be suffering from a fracture when you think you have a sprain, as the treatment will be different.
How can sprained ankle physical therapy help?
Once you know you have a sprain, physical therapy may be offered or recommended to you. However, while visits to a physio might prove useful, you may want to go further than this to ensure you get the right recovery.
It is possible to go private to see a physical therapist who can manipulate your ankle and help you recover from your injury. They will be likely to give you exercises you can do at home, too, which is a good way to help regain strength in the joint. Following these exercises, while still taking it easy and giving your ankle time to heal, is imperative in helping to reach the best outcome.
Finding out more about claiming compensation for a sprained ankle
Not all sprains happen because of someone else’s negligence. In some cases, you may just be unlucky and turn an ankle over badly enough to sprain it. However, if you suspect or know the issue of negligence is involved, you can benefit from speaking to a legal advisor about making a case for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide no-obligation advice at times just like these. Could your sprained ankle physical therapy costs be reimbursed? It’s possible, along with receiving compensation for the injury and the length of time you were inconvenienced for. But to find out for sure, you should call 0800 689 0500 or take the 30-second test here now. You can also get in touch easily on your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Don’t leave it too late to claim – call us today and we’ll give you the advice you need now.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen