A sprained ankle is a relatively common condition in which one or several of the ligaments around the ankle joint is torn. The main thing to check for in this type of injury is the absence of a fractured bone. However a sprained ankle can be just as painful as a fracture. The blood vessels usually suffer damage and blood and tissue fluid will accumulate in the injured area. This extra fluid will cause swelling which leads to pain. In addition, the nerves around the injury will be stimulated and irritated, augmenting the pain experienced.
There are several factors that increase the chance of suffering an ankle sprain. These include weak muscles and tendons which do not support the joint properly, inadequate warm up before training, running on uneven surfaces and wearing high-heeled shoes. The sprain is caused when the foot moves excessively in one direction and can be either an inversion or eversion injury. Diagnosis requires medical examination and usually an X Ray to rule out fractures. Treatment usually involves support, rest, elevation and using warm pads and ice. Physiotherapists can recommend rehabilitation exercises in order to maximise the speed of recovery, with the maximum amount of strength and flexibility. Most people manage to recover from an ankle sprain with a couple of weeks. However, some victims still have problems up to a year after injury. Furthermore, if you have suffered an ankle sprain once, you are more likely to succumb to the same injury again in the future.
Claims in Basingstoke and Deane
If you live in Basingstoke and Deane and have suffered an injury during an accident that was not your fault, perhaps you are now considering making claims Basingstoke and Deane? If that is the case, whether your injury is a sprained ankle or a fractured wrist, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline will talk you through your injury and accident and will tell you right away whether or not you have valid claims in Basingstoke and Deane. This means that your claims in Basingstoke and Deane could start right away.
Esther Rantzen endorses Accident Advice Helpline
Celebrity consumer champion Esther Rantzen is well known for her work helping consumers get the best treatment. That is why we are delighted that Esther endorses the claims in Basingstoke and Deane service at Accident Advice Helpline. What is more, Esther likes to encourage victims of no fault accidents to claim the compensation to which they are entitled by law. She says,’Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline is fast and easy, so it’s shocking that 7 out of 10 people in the UK who were injured don’t bother claiming the compensation they are legally entitled to. Don’t become one of them!’
So take Esther’s advice and ask Accident Advice Helpline to assist you with your claims in Basingstoke and Deane today.
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