What are sprained ankle complications? These describe various things you might experience following an accident that saw you sprain your ankle. For example, you might have swelling that doesn’t fully go away even after the initial healing period. You might suffer prolonged pain or weakness – or both – in that ankle, even months after it should have healed. Numbness or pins and needles could also potentially occur.
While a sprain is painful initially, it does usually heal with no issues. However, as we have seen already, this isn’t always the case. You can have times when you still experience problems long after the injury should have resolved itself. This can be frustrating and annoying, and you may even find you cannot fully trust putting your weight on that joint, because you feel it might give way.
How can you deal with sprained ankle complications?
This depends on the nature of the complications. It is usually best to go to your GP if you have had a sprained ankle and recovered from it, but still find there are complications with your recovery. They can examine your ankle and determine what treatment might be possible, and how a full recovery might be made.
Seeking further medical advice is also good because it will be recorded in your medical notes that you are still having problems, as well as the nature of those problems. This is useful because it can be used in evidence if you decide to go ahead with a compensation claim.
Making a claim for your sprain
If you never made a compensation claim for negligence when you initially suffered the sprain, and you are now getting sprained ankle complications, you can still claim compensation providing you lodge your claim within three years of your original accident.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to clarify the process for you, just as we have done for thousands of others over more than 16 years now. Sometimes, people call even when they are not certain of their legal position. We can always help with no-obligation advice when you call 0800 689 0500, or when you ring 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Whatever you want to know, we can provide the answers for you, so you know whether a no-win, no-fee claim may be beneficial for you to make for your painful sprained ankle injury.