If you’ve sprained your ankle in an accident at work or a slip, trip or fall in a public place, then you’ll normally be advised to keep your ankle mobile. Your GP will recommend a number of sprained ankle exercises you can do, or in the case of a severe sprain you could be referred to a physiotherapist who may give you exercises to carry out on a daily basis at home. These exercises will normally be gentle stretches and rotations of the injured ankle, in order to keep it mobile and aid healing. If you have suffered a serious sprain, you may be advised to keep your ankle immobilised for a few days to speed recovery.
Will sprained ankle exercises make my ankle heal faster?
The usual recovery time for a minor sprain is around five to 14 days, but for more severe sprains, a few weeks or even over a month is more common. Sprained ankle exercises will help to keep blood flowing to your injured ankle, which can speed up recovery time and ensure that you are back on your feet quicker. Ensuring that you rest your ankle wherever possible and keep it elevated will also help, and during the first 48 to 72 hours after your accident, icing your ankle to reduce swelling can also be beneficial.
Once you are on the road to recovery, you might want to think about making a claim for personal injury compensation, and that’s where Accident Advice Helpline can help you. Our lawyers have been helping people claim since 2000 and we have an excellent track record of success.
Compensation after an accident that wasn’t your fault
At the end of the day, if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you’re entitled to claim compensation, provided it has been three years or less since your accident happened. You may have suffered just a sprained ankle or other injuries too, and the best way to find out if you can make a claim for compensation is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today.
Our experienced personal injury advisors are on hand offering confidential, no-obligation advice that could help you to get the compensation you are entitled to. Whether your employer was responsible for your accident at work or you have suffered injuries after a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you can get in touch with us to find out more about making a claim.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen