With a sprained ankle, swollen tissues surrounding the injury are almost certain to happen. However, the amount of swelling you experience is likely to depend on how bad the sprain is. For instance, if you only have a mild tear to the ligament, you may not notice any real swelling at all. Switch that to a severe sprain where the ligament is completely torn, however, and you will be faced with quite noticeable swelling. This may begin soon after the injury happens, too.
You will also notice soreness and tenderness around the affected region. When you sprain your ankle, you are likely to experience some bleeding inside the affected tissues. This will show up as bruising on the outside and will take a while to develop before disappearing.
Is your sprained ankle swollen and sore because you had an accident?
If so, you should think about how your accident happened. Any fall or trip where you land awkwardly on one foot, or on the side of that foot, can lead you to roll your ankle over and sprain it. The heavier the fall, the more likely it is your sprain will be a bad one.
You may notice you have a feeling of weakness and your ankle will feel unstable too. These will be present in the more serious sprains that can occur. This is partly why you should seek a proper diagnosis, although getting official evidence of your injury is important for legal reasons, too.
Could medical evidence help support a no-win, no-fee* compensation claim?
It could, because it provides proper evidence of your injury and how bad it was. Is your sprained ankle swollen, sore and unable to support you? All of this will be considered if you do go ahead and try to make a claim.
To find out if you could do this, simply call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. When you do, you will be put straight through to Accident Advice Helpline, where a team of advisors have the knowledge required to see if you could make a claim. If so, a personal injury lawyer from our team will guide you through what will happen and when, and take on the claim on a no-win, no-fee* basis for your complete protection and comfort. Call now to start the process today.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Ankle injury claims