If you have experienced a sprained ankle, knee pain would seem a very odd thing to have. But stop and think for a moment. A sprained ankle occurs when the foot lands on uneven ground, sending the ankle joint out to the side. It’s possible to suffer a sprain to the ligaments on the inside of the ankle, but it is far more common for the foot to tip outwards and the ankle to suffer an injury on the outside instead.
When this happens, it can throw your knee out of line as well. If you should fall because of the sprain, you might end up landing on the outside of your knee, as you’d fall on that side of your body. So, when you think about it, knee pain isn’t all that unusual.
What should you do if you have sprained ankle knee pain?
If you have only just suffered the injury, you should get some medical advice and get your injury checked out. Some bad sprains present in much the same fashion as a fractured ankle, and you might also have damaged your knee if you are experiencing pain in this area too.
If it has been a while since you had the accident that caused the sprain, you may want to visit your GP. Ongoing problems are not often experienced following a sprain, but they can potentially occur. If you are troubled by side-effects from the injury, or it doesn’t appear to have healed and your knee is troubling you, make sure you get an expert opinion. You may have damaged your knee if it impacted with the ground, or if you twisted it awkwardly while spraining your ankle.
Can you claim anything for your injury?
Just as you’d seek medical help for advice about your injuries, it makes perfect sense to ask a legal expert about the likelihood of a compensation claim resulting in a payment being issued to you for sprained ankle knee pain. Whether you have problems now or whether you have recovered, if it has been less than three years since the injury, there is still time to claim.
Find out the answers you’re searching for now by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or ringing from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. This is the best way to determine whether you could claim.
Date Published: March 2, 2017
Author: Rob Steen