Immediate treatment of a sports or exercise injury
If you have sustained an injury due to any form of exercise, you should get it looked at as it may be more serious than you think. Even if the injury doesn’t look too bad, it may have been built up through months of exercise, and could actually become permanent if not looked into. You may also break smaller bones during exercise and not realise right away, so it is important that you get to a doctor. Before you get to a doctor, though, you may have to do something to make yourself comfortable and stop the injury getting any worse in the meantime. Here are some of the things you can do in this situation.
- Sit down. Don’t try to move any further to get to a doctor or to sit down somewhere more comfortable. If you have injured your leg or foot then you should sit down right away and assess how bad the damage is. If it is worse than you thought you could seriously injure yourself trying to move away from where you are.
- Elevate the area. In the case of any wound, strain, sprain or break, you need to elevate the area to get the blood to rush away from it and stop any swelling or inflammation. This may also help to stop bleeding.
- Put ice on the injury. This will also help to alleviate any swelling or inflammation, as well as acting as a wonderful natural painkiller. Make sure not to put ice directly onto the injury, instead wrapping it in plastic or cloth.
- Call for help. If you feel you need it, call an ambulance, or otherwise call for someone to help you to get to a doctor. Don’t try to handle the situation on your own as you may just make your injury worse.
How to find a law firm in Tandridge after an injury
If your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, a law firm in Tandridge can help you to make a claim for compensation. Any law firm in Tandridge will usually require that you have some evidence that your injury was caused by someone else, and you will also want to find a law firm in Tandridge which you know will put together a strong case on your behalf.
You may want to try calling Accident Advice Helpline first, as the team can provide you with advice and support about your claim, as well as experienced injury lawyers, who can work with you on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve. These lawyers can also work on your behalf so that you don’t have to go to court. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your claim with an expert adviser.