Make a compensation claim as broken tibia and fibula physiotherapy can be expensive
A broken tibia and fibula is a common injury. It is usually one or the other, but sometimes both can be injured. After the necessary medical treatment is undertaken to heal the bones, it is likely that physiotherapy will be required. A physiotherapist will teach you to understand the amount and type of weight that you are restricted to, bearing on your injured foot. You may need a device to assist you with this, depending on the level of your injury. This can include a walker, a cane or crutches.
While your broken tibia or fibula heals, you will need to undertake some light exercise in your knee and hip muscles to make sure that they do not get too weak. If your leg has been put in some kind of brace or cast, then these exercises will not be able to be done until this is taken off. Before any exercise is done, the physiotherapist will need to do a full evaluation of your ankle to make sure you get the right treatment. This evaluation will cover the swelling, the range of motion you have, strength and pain levels.
Broken tibia and fibula physiotherapy may also include ice, electrical stimulation or heat to help with the swelling and pain in the ankle. However, exercise should ideally be the primary method used for the rehabilitation of your broken tibia or fibula. These exercises will focus on increasing the range of motion and strength that you have in your ankle. Your physiotherapist will give you exercises to complete at home as well, which are important to follow as this is where the majority of your rehabilitation will be done.
If you are using an assistive device, then once your ankle starts to improve, your physiotherapist will help with your transition to walking without the device. A broken tibia and fibula will affect your daily ability to walk and participate in your normal activities, but if completed correctly the physiotherapy will restore this to you.
If you require broken tibia and fibula physiotherapy, then you can make a compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline to cover the costs.
If you need broken tibia and fibula physiotherapy, then contact Accident Advice Helpline today
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone, if you have been in an accident and require broken tibia and fibula physical therapy. You can also text the phrase, ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we will call you back as soon as possible.
Our initial advice is completely free.
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown