Most sprains heal in a matter of days or weeks, but it does depend on how serious the original injury was. When a sprained ankle is not healing, your life will change and become much harder to get through each day. You cannot walk as you normally do, and you may find you must use crutches that make your hands and arms hurt as well. What should you do?
Regardless of whether you sought medical help initially or not, it is advisable to see your GP if your feel that your sprained ankle is not healing. If you were not x-rayed to rule out a fracture at the start, it might help to get one done now. A severe sprain often has identical symptoms to a fracture, so it is wise to rule this out.
Inconvenience and hassle
As you can imagine, living with a sprained ankle means you must make changes to the way you go about your daily life. Even when you can put weight on your ankle again, you may not be able to walk far and you may still experience pain regularly. You may find you can only do so much before struggling to carry on.
If you work, your working life will likely be disrupted. You might need time off work or be unable to work full days. You may need time off to attend medical appointments. If your injury was caused through negligence and not through any fault of your own, you could end up losing out financially and struggling to get on with your life.
Can I claim if my sprained ankle is not healing?
If a sprained ankle is not healing and causing you trouble, it is worth investigating the possibility of seeking legal advice. Negligence must be proven beyond doubt in any compensation claim that is made, and a legal advisor can provide the insight you need to understand whether you could make a claim.
Ring Accident Advice Helpline today to discover if you could make a claim with our no-win, no-fee guarantee. Ring us on 0800 689 0500 or use 0333 500 0993 if using a mobile. Our friendly advisors will chat with you about what happened, so they can get all the facts to see whether there is any possibility of a compensation award being paid to you in the future. Call now to get more details.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen