The subtalar joint is between the talus and calcaneus in your ankle. A damaged subtalar joint, or the talocalcaneal joint as it is also known, can be caused by a sports injury, as it is this joint (there are three in the foot) which allows movements called eversions and inversions. When your foot twists inwards, this is an example of an inversion movement. An eversion movement is when your foot twists outwards.
It is inversion movements which seem to result in a damaged subtalar joint more frequently than eversion movements. One of the most common problems with the subtalar joint is caused by arthritis over a prolonged period of time. A damaged subtalar joint could have been due to a sprain which you might have had while at work, while working out in the gym or while doing a sport.
If you have a damaged subtalar joint because of a slip, trip or fall, wherever it occurred, you may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim. Slips, trips and falls may occur in a public place, such as a park, cinema or restaurant. If you suffer a damaged subtalar joint after a fall in one such place, then you should have the accident logged in the accident book by a member of staff. If you fell over a piece of broken paving in the street, the accident should be reported to the police and your local authority, who are responsible for the upkeep of roads and pavements.
Accidents and personal injury compensation claims
If you have a damaged subtalar joint and the damage was caused in an accident which was not your fault, you may have grounds for filing a personal injury compensation claim. To make a claim, you need to have had the accident within the last three years. You and your accident solicitor need to be able to prove that the accident or illness was caused by another person’s negligence.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured through no fault of your own within the past three years, you might be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping people to win claims for personal injuries for more than a decade. We work with a team of expert solicitors in the field of personal injury compensation claims and are here to advise you. We work on a no win no fee* basis, which is good for you the consumer, as you don’t have to pay for our services immediately.
You can visit our website, and on our landing page you will find our 30-second test, which will estimate how much compensation you might receive for your injury, be it a damaged subtalar joint or any other injury or illness.
If you wish to pursue a claim, why not call us now on one of our freephone numbers for expert advice regarding any possible claim you want to make? The numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call now, as our lines are always open.