A sprained ankle occurs when you turn your ankle over to one side, often overbalancing and falling on the joint in the process. Sometimes, you may hear or feel something tear in your ankle, and there are other symptoms you might feel after the injury has occurred, too. For example, some people may suffer sprained ankle with Achilles pain following this injury, although it does not always happen.
The Achilles tendon is the tight tendon you can feel behind your leg, just above your heel. When you sprain your ankle, there is an outside chance a nasty injury could lead to damage to the Achilles tendon as well. A lot will depend on how you rolled your ankle and whether you fell heavily on it as you did so.
How can you cope with sprained ankle with Achilles pain?
Firstly, you should ask your GP about the pain you are getting, particularly if you didn’t feel it at the time you sprained your ankle. In some cases, people focus on the pain in the sprained ankle, and don’t feel anything in their Achilles at all.
However, you might feel pain later if your injury caused you to overstretch your Achilles. It would be rare – and indeed unlucky – to tear your Achilles at the same time you sprain the ligaments in your ankle.
Could you claim for this Achilles pain as well as for your sprain?
The way to find the answer to this is to consider how your accident happened. If you suspect a third party was to blame, then yes, you could potentially make a claim. Sometimes, however, you may be unsure what happened or whether a third party caused the accident – particularly in cases where you trip or slip on a surface and no one else was there at the time. Someone may have been responsible for maintaining that surface, however.
Calling Accident Advice Helpline is always the best option in such cases. If you call today on 0800 689 0500 (or on 0333 500 0993 if you’ve got a mobile handy), you can chat with a friendly and trained advisor. From there, if you do have a chance to claim for sprained ankle with Achilles pain, they will let you know what the next steps are. A no-win, no-fee claim means you’re in no danger of paying anything if you lose.
Date Published: March 2, 2017
Author: Rob Steen