Lydney is a small town and a civil parish which is situated in Gloucestershire in South West England. The town lies along the banks of River Severn with the Forest of Dean lying nearby. The forest was previously a source of timber, iron and coal. River Lyd flows through Lydney town joining River Severn.
From this town you can visit places like the Forest Park gardens and St Mary’s Church or another area of interest. The town is served by the Lydney railway station which is situated along the Gloucester to Newport railway line.
Popular sports in Lydney are rugby football, cricket, golf, swimming, hockey and netball. Playing sports is fun but as a player you can get metatarsal fracture through no fault of your own, making you need experienced injury solicitors in Lydney.
Seek immediate help
Injuries occur often in contact sports. The injury may be caused by negligence but what is important is to know that Accident Advice Helpline is available 24/7 and they will connect you with experienced injury solicitors in Lydney.
Accident Advice Helpline has in-house solicitors who will give you professional legal service on their free phone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, you can take the 30 second test on their website to know if your claim is valid. You will also get an estimate of how much compensation you may be awarded if your claim is successful.
What symptoms will make you seek experienced injury solicitors in Lydney?
Metatarsal bones on the foot are 5 in number. If any of these bones is broken by stress or an accident it is known as a metatarsal fracture. Stress fracture is as a result of overuse while sudden accidents create an acute fracture.
Athletes who play football are prone to the risk of suffering from a metatarsal fracture and experienced injury solicitors in Lydney from Accident Advice Helpline will work with you to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
- Pain, Swelling and Tenderness – this may be felt in the affected area or nearby. Paracetamol, ibuprofen and non-inflammatory non-steroidal drugs NSAIDs are given. Resting and elevating the foot usually helps. Ice can be used on the affected area to reduce pain but this should not be used for prolonged periods to avoid hypothermia.
- Range of movement decreases – this is especially felt if the injury was caused by twisting.
- Limping – the affected foot may be unable to bear weight.
- Stress Fractures – this occurs when the foot is over-used and when there is repetitive activity that stresses the bones. Non-displaced bones which have not moved from their natural position may be easier to treat with casting and traction than displaced bones. A plaster cast, grip support, rigid boot or shoe may be recommended.
- Acute Fractures – a fall, running, jumping in ballet dances and gymnastics, kicking or stepping on the foot by another player in sports, motor vehicle accidents and being hit by objects cause fractures.
Date Published: 16th December 2013
Author: David Brown