A broken ankle is a comparatively common injury, frequently happening after the joint has been twisted – often in a sporting injury, an accident or a fall.
If you think you may have broken your ankle, you need to get treated as quickly as you can by the closest A & E hospital department. Often, it can be quite hard to tell whether your ankle is broken or you’ve had a sprain, but an X-ray will confirm the injury.
Symptoms which indicate you could have a fracture include:
- Not being able to walk
- A swollen ankle
- A cracking sound
- The ankle looks to be a funny shape
- You may possibly also feel faint, dizzy or sick
Typically, a fractured ankle will be treated with surgery to realign the bones, or a plaster cast, or the doctor may push the bones back into place. Medication to help control the pain may also be given. A physiotherapist may also recommend exercises for you to try.
If you’re wondering when will a fractured ankle heal? of course it varies from person to person. But a broken ankle will generally take a good six weeks to heal, and it could take up to 12 weeks.
If your employer is asking you when will a fractured ankle heal so you can get back to work, the reality is that it will depend on the kind of work you do, and the severity of the fracture, but it is likely that you will be off work for between four and six weeks.
Worried about when will a fractured ankle heal? Talk to Accident Advice Helpline!
A fractured ankle is no minor injury, and it can disrupt your ability to go about your daily life for weeks. But if your injury was caused by an accident for which you were not to blame, you could claim personal injury compensation.
For example, you may have slipped, tripped or fallen in a public place, or had a mishap at work. Equally, through no fault of your own, you could have been involved in a road accident.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you claim the maximum sum to which you are legally entitled, and work on a no win no fee* basis. Learn more today. Remember, your accident must be someone else’s fault, and, in most cases, you can only claim within three years of it happening.
Don’t leave it too long and lose your compensation and stop worrying about when will a fractured ankle heal and call us today. Ring 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Ankle injury claims