A twist or sprain is where a joint in the body is stretched too far, causing some of its fibres to tear which can cause a lot of pain. Twists and sprains are very common and can happen in the normal course of everyday life as well as when enjoying sporting activities. Some common types of twists or sprains can occur in:
- the knee – which can become strained when a person turns quickly during physical activities
- the ankle – which can become strained when walking or running on an uneven surface
- the wrist – which can become strained when a person falls onto their hand
- the thumb – which can become strained during repetitive physical activity (such as playing a racquet sport) or a fall
What to do if you’ve experienced a twist or sprain
You will know immediately if you have twisted or sprained a joint as the affected area will be extremely painful and visibly swollen straight away. The most common bodily reactions to a sprain or twist can include:
- severe pain
- swelling and inflammation
- loss of movement in the affected body part
Twists and sprains tend to heal themselves over time. However, so that the damage to your joint can heal quicker, it’s best if you do not move around too much. This can result in having to take time off work which can cause financial struggle as well as the physical pain you already have to deal with. We understand that the aftermath of an accident, especially one which wasn’t your fault, can be difficult to deal with. Some severe twists and sprains can result in medical attention. In some cases, this could be costly and again, you may need to miss work to attend various medical appointments.
Looking for work injury solicitors in Broadstone?
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Broadstone we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need work injury solicitors in Broadstone look no further than our expert service.
Accident Advice Helpline has been dealing with medical and clinical negligence claims for years. On our website, you can leisurely have a look around to find out further information and there is also a 30 seconds test that tells you if you have a valid claim and if you do, it will give you an estimate of the compensation that you may receive.
Instead, you can call our free phone helpline on, from a land line, on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 where you can speak to one of our friendly advisers.
We can also help you claim for compensation if you have experienced medical or clinical negligence, an accident at work, a slip trip or fall or a road traffic accident. As long as you can prove that you have been injured and it was not your fault, we can help you.
Date Published: 8th February 2014
Author: David Brown