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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The healing process of damaged ligaments in ankle


    If you are a sports enthusiast you may suffer from a sprained ankle, which may cause damage to the ligaments in your ankle. You can sprain your ankle if you trip or fall too, and if your foot twists inwards, then you can damage the ligaments in your ankle.

    What to do when you sprain your ankle

    First of all you could put an ice pack on your ankle to take down the swelling and leave it on the ankle for 10-15 minutes three or four times a day. (Use a bag of frozen peas instead of ice if you don’t have sufficient). You can also use a bandage to support the ankle if you want and you should try to sit with your leg and ankle higher than normal – rest the injured foot on a chair.

    Healing process of damaged ligaments in ankle

    The healing process of damaged ligaments in ankle can take six to eight weeks, depending on how badly it was sprained. However, after two or three days, you should try and walk on it, or at least stretch and exercise the ankle to promote the healing process of damaged ligaments in ankle. If your ankle sprain was severe, you may need to visit a physiotherapist, although in most cases the healing process of damaged ligaments in ankle is quite rapid.

    Should I go to an A and E department?

    If you believe that you have a severe problem with your ankle then you should seek medical treatment for it if you have any of the following symptoms:

    • you cannot put any weight on your ankle at all;
    • your ankle looks out of shape;
    • you have broken skin over the ankle;
    • your injury was caused by a heavy object falling onto your foot from a height;
    • the pain and swelling get worse after three or four days rather than being alleviated.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you have any type of accident that was not your fault, such as a sports’ accident, then you could contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice about a personal injury compensation claim.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over fifteen years’ experience of helping people like you with personal injury compensation claims. We work with a team of specialist solicitors who are based all over the UK. Our patron is Esther Rantzen who has made some advertisements for us, which you may have seen. You can see them again on our Accident Advice Helpline website, and while you are browsing through our pages, perhaps you will want to take the thirty second test which calculates how much compensation you might receive for your claim. This is only an estimate, however, as it is impossible to say how much anyone will actually receive.

    When you have done that, you may decide to call us free of charge on one of our freephone numbers which are 0800 689 0500 from a landline and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now, as our lines are always open?

    Date Published: 30th August 2013

    Author: leva20

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