How to heal a broken foot – accident lawyers in Verwood
If you have broken your foot then you will want to do all you can to make the healing process go faster and get back to normal. There are hundreds of bones in your feet, many of them very small, so breaking your foot is actually more common than you might think.
You can break larger bones and this will take longer to heal, or smaller ones so that you may not even realise you have broken your foot for a while. Either way you will need to rest and stay off of your foot for a little while, and use the following tips to ease the healing process.
Recognise the symptoms
Walking around on a broken foot for a long time can mean that the injury takes longer to heal, and may even make it worse before you decide to go for treatment. Look out for these symptoms to decide whether your foot is broken or not:
- Unable to move your ankle or toes
- Painful to touch or walk on
- Deformity, such as dents, swelling or an obvious part of the foot sticking out
- Bone puncturing the skin
See a doctor
Don’t think that you can wait out a broken bone and hope that it heals itself. If there is any chance that a bone in your foot is broken then go to the doctor or hospital as soon as you can to get treatment.
Get all of the treatment you can
This includes a cast if necessary, crutches to help you keep your weight off the injury, and medication which will bring down the swelling and help to ease the pain for you. If you are able to get physiotherapy then take this as soon as you can. This will not only help to heal the injury, but also help to make your foot stronger in the long run.
Claim compensation through accident lawyers in Verwood
If you have broken your foot through the negligence of someone else, perhaps due to a slip and fall accident caused by a wet floor, or during a road accident that was caused by the other driver, then you can claim compensation through accident lawyers in Verwood.
It is best to use accident lawyers in Verwood to make a claim for compensation as this takes some of the pressure off of, you and can make the compensation process go a lot quicker.
You shouldn’t have to go to court if you use accident lawyers so won’t have to face the other party, and your case will be put together expertly so you are more likely to get a good result.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and our expertise and knowledge makes us the best option to help with your compensation claim, so give us a call today.
You can call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown