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The symptoms of an ankle injury

Are you experiencing the symptoms of an ankle injury? Have you hurt your ankle in an accident that was someone else’s fault? If so, talk to Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about getting compensation. Some of the main symptoms of ankle injuries include bruising, tenderness, swelling and loss of function. Ankle injuries can put you out of action for some time and you could even be forced to take weeks or months off work recovering from your accident.

Are you suffering from the symptoms of an ankle injury?

The vast majority of sprains and strains can be overcome at home with painkillers. If you are currently suffering from an ankle injury, you can protect the area from more injury by protecting it with special footwear. It’s wise to avoid any sort of activity for two to three days after the accident, and you may wish to apply ice to the area. Bandaging the area can limit swelling, whilst elevation can reduce it. It’s wise to avoid massage, running, heat and alcohol for the first 72 hours too.

If you are still in pain after 72 hours, it’s a good idea to see a medical professional for advice. You may be given a brace, splint or cast. Your doctor may prescribe you with a strong prescription painkiller like codeine at this point and perhaps an anti-inflammatory cream or gel. Further down the line, if you are still experiencing pain, you may be directed to a physiotherapist. Physiotherapy should help the area to function again and enable you to avoid long-term problems. The severity of the injury will determine your recovery time.

With ankle sprains, you can normally expect to be able to walk again after a week or two, and you may even be able to play sport again after two to three months. Muscle strain recovery times vary, and you could be out of action for anything between a few weeks and a number of months. Some people continue to feel pain years after the sprain or strain was sustained. If your recovery doesn’t go as well as expected, you may be referred to an orthopaedic specialist.

Get the outstanding legal guidance you need

At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you get compensation if you’ve been experiencing the symptoms of an ankle injury. We have been in the personal injury claims business since 2000 and have some of the UK’s leading lawyers working for us in-house. All we ask is that the accident happened in the last three years, it wasn’t your fault and you saw a medical professional after the event. Please don’t throw away any evidence related to your claim as it could be the difference between getting compensation and going without. Why not call 0800 689 5659 today to learn more?