If you sprained your ankle, where would you expect the bulk of your pain to occur? No doubt you are wondering why we asked that question. Surely the pain would be in your ankle, around the immediate site of your injury? Well, yes, this is true in most cases. However, it is also entirely possible you might suffer pain in other areas surrounding the site as well, such as sprained ankle heel pain.
If you have this, you should know it is not entirely unusual to have it. A sprain is an injury to a ligament, and the ankle is one of the most common joints to get this injury in. All you need to do is to rick your ankle over and perhaps even fall on it, and you’ll sprain it. Since there are lots of ligaments in this area, and one of them attaches to the heel – the fascia ligament – it is not unusual to feel pain in your heel following a sprain.
How to cope with sprained ankle heel pain
The best thing to do is to confirm you have a sprain. The more serious the sprain is, the more likely it is you’ll get almost identical symptoms to those that would present after suffering a fractured ankle. Therefore, it is wise to confirm you do ‘only’ have a sprain rather than a fracture.
If you suffer pain in your heel, you should rest your ankle immediately following the injury. In fact, this should be done anyway, because it will help the injury heal. Resting the ankle is by far the best way to let the ligaments heal on their own, which should normally occur.
Finding out about claiming for a sprain
This is easier to do than you’d think, even if your sprain occurred a while back now. Providing you begin a claim within three years of sustaining your injury – whether you had sprained ankle heel pain along with it or not – you have a chance of receiving compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help in these situations. Take the online test we have provided here now, or pick up the phone and call 0800 689 0500 today to speak to an advisor. You can also reach our team by using your mobile to call 0333 500 0993, so you can see how easy it is to learn more.
Date Published: March 2, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Ankle injury claims