Suffering a broken ankle can be both painful and debilitating. When you have a broken ankle, you may have to spend time wearing a broken ankle boot, which means that your mobility is reduced for a period of time. This type of injury needs to be seen to as soon as possible, as otherwise it could have long lasting adverse effects. However, you also need to think about how you will regain your mobility after the broken ankle boot is removed, as it will have been out of action for some time. A broken ankle can stem from a variety of different causes and the faster you can get it treated the better.
The key symptoms of a broken ankle
When it comes to your ankle, there are various symptoms that will enable you to better determine whether the ankle is actually broken or whether you have just sustained a sprain or bruising. Some of the main symptoms include:
- Swelling and bruising
- A lot of pain
- Difficulty in moving the foot
- Inability to put any weight on the foot
- Physical signs of a break
- Dizziness and nausea through pain and shock
- Possible bone protrusion
What are some common causes of a broken ankle
A broken ankle can be caused in a number of different ways. The common cause is when the ankle rolls inwards or outwards, which can occur when you are playing sports, running, or if you take a fall and land awkwardly. This type of trauma can cause the ankle to fracture or break and the pain is generally intense.
How long does it take healing of a broken ankle?
When you break your ankle, the healing time can be quite lengthy – often between six and twelve weeks. This means that when you have your broken ankle boot removed your ankle will have been immobile for some time. As a result, you need to ensure that you take action to speed up the healing and to gain full mobility in it again. You can benefit from free physiotherapy sessions that will enable you to recover more effectively from your injury. Get in touch with us today to get further details.
What free private treatment can I qualify for?
When it comes to your broken ankle, you need to look at ways to strengthen the muscles and restore full movement to the hand through exercises. Physiotherapy can be extremely effective for providing broken ankle recovery tips and you may be able to qualify for free treatment. We can provide physiotherapy treatment free of charge for many people who have suffered a broken ankle, and this helps to speed up the time it takes to get the movement back in your foot and ankle. You can also benefit from free treatment such as bandaging for your ankle or a cast when you suffer a break. This can help if you are worried about how to start walking after a broken ankle. Contact us today to find out more about this service.
How can I recover safer and possibly faster?
When it comes to this type of break, the treatment and recovery time will vary based on the injury. However, you may be eligible for free treatment including physiotherapy, which can help to really speed along the recovery time. All you need to do in order to find out if you are eligible for free treatment is give us a call and we can provide you with an answer in next to no time. While you are still wearing your boot or cast, you need to ensure that you keep your leg and ankle rested and do not attempt to put unnecessary pressure on, as this can do more damage. You need to ensure you don’t start walking on a broken ankle too soon.
Contact us to find out if you qualify for free private treatment
Did you know that you could be eligible for free treatment such as physiotherapy after breaking your ankle? If you live in the UK, we can check on your eligibility no matter what area you live in. All you need to do is get in touch with us today and we will carry out a quick check to ensure you qualify for this free treatment.