How to get around with a broken foot
Although it may sound more painful than dealing with a broken leg, a broken foot is actually easier to get around on, and should be less painful and heal more quickly than a broken leg. For a start, the bones in your foot are so tiny that even if you have broken several of them, the break shouldn’t take nearly as long to heal.
Also, people are usually allowed to walk around on a broken foot as long as they have the correct footwear and equipment so that it doesn’t hurt or make the injury any worse. If you have broken your foot, try not to panic, and follow these steps for getting around more easily:
- Try a computer chair. Most hospitals will not give out wheelchairs to people who are simply suffering from one broken foot. You will be given crutches to help you to walk. When you are at home and want to relax, though, crutches can be tricky and painful to use, so try using a computer chair in the house.
- Get a shoulder bag. A shoulder bag will help you to carry all of the items you would usually hold in your pockets or hands whilst you are on crutches. It should also stop you unbalancing, if you can find one which goes across your body.
- Get a stool. Having a big stool which you can bring around the house with you will help you to cook in the kitchen, clean your teeth easily at the sink and so on, without getting overly tired.
- Ask for help. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family members to help you out whilst you are recovering. If you try to do everything yourself you will quickly get tired and frustrated. Just let others help you until you are able to do things for yourself more easily.
Making personal injury claims in Knowsley for a broken foot
If you have broken your foot then you may be able to make personal injury claims in Knowsley for the injury, as long as you can prove that it was caused by the negligence of someone else.
To find out more about personal injury claims in Knowsley and whether or not you are able to make a claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about what happened to you and why you feel that you should be able to make a claim.
If the team agree with you then they will pass you over to experienced injury lawyers, who will be able to process personal injury claims in Knowsley on a 100% no win, no fee basis, and will also be able to process claims entirely on your behalf so that you don’t have to go to court.Open Claim Calculator