Have you ever sprained your ankle in an accident at work or a slip or trip? Sprained ankle symptoms can at first appear a lot like broken ankle symptoms, although usually less severe. Sprained ankle healing time can vary too, depending on the grade of sprain you have suffered. Ankle sprains are classified from Grades 1 to 3 with 1 being the least severe and 3 being the most severe. If you have suffered a Grade 3 sprain then you could expect to be off your feet for quite some time. But whatever grade of sprain you have suffered, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim if you have been the victim of somebody else’s negligence, whether your employer caused your accident or another driver.
Sprained ankle healing time for Grade 1 sprains
The sprained ankle healing time for Grade 1 sprains is usually around two to four weeks. A Grade 1 sprain is a minor sprain involving mild damage to ligaments, without causing joint instability. A Grade 2 sprain can take longer to heal, anything up to eight weeks, whilst a Grade 3 sprain can cause joint instability and take even longer to heal. Whilst it’s normally recommended to keep a sprained ankle mobile, in the case of severe Grade 2 or 3 sprains, your doctor may recommend you keep weight off your ankle at least for the first few days, resting it as much as you can.
You can use ice to reduce swelling and take painkillers to ease the pain until you’re on the road to recovery. Obviously this may mean taking some time off work, and claiming personal injury compensation for loss of earnings is something you may wish to consider.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
Whatever grade of ankle sprain you have suffered, claiming compensation may be possible if somebody else was responsible for your accident. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to explore your options at any time, as we offer no-obligation advice to anybody who calls our freephone helpline.
Why not call us today on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim after your accident? There are no upfront legal fees to worry about, as our personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no-win, no-fee* service. Just call us and we will talk you through the claims process, putting your mind at ease before you proceed with a claim.