Ankle breakages can be very painful and cause a lot of discomfort. When you sustain this type of injury, you may find that you have to wear a broken ankle cast for some time depending on how quickly it heals. This means that your ankle and leg will be limited in terms of motion for as long as you are wearing the broken ankle cast. Not only does this affect your ability to get around and perform daily tasks but it also means that while your ankle is in the cast your muscles will be weakened, which can affect your mobility in that leg. By making sure you get treatment such as physiotherapy after the cast comes off, you can benefit from more effective healing after wearing this cast.
What are the common signs of a broken ankle?
Before you start looking into broken ankle recovery tips, you need to determine whether or not your ankle is actually broken or just sprained. There are various symptoms to look out for and you will need to have an x-ray because walking on a broken ankle too soon will cause further damage. Some of the signs of a break include:
- Swelling and bruising around the ankle
- Pain in the ankle and leg
- Weakness and tenderness
- Unable to put weight on your foot/leg
- Difficulty moving the leg and foot
- Physical signs of a break
What can cause a broken ankle?
A broken ankle is a surprisingly common injury and it can occur in a number of different ways. When the ankle goes inwards or outwards, this can cause it to break. This is something that could happen when you take a fall, you are running or playing sports, or in a range of other situations. The severity of the break will affect the healing time as well as the treatment that is given for the injury.
How long does it take for a broken hand to heal?
You may be wondering how to start walking after a broken ankle and it is important to make sure that it is properly healed before you start putting pressure on it. Broken ankle recovery after surgery can take longer than broken ankle recovery after cast, so there are a number of factors that will affect the healing time. You need to keep it rested and free from strain while you are in the cast. Once the cast comes off, you can benefit from physiotherapy to regain movement and mobility by building up the muscles. We can arrange for free private treatment – just get in touch for further information.
What free private treatment can I qualify for?
If you have broken your ankle, you may be able to qualify for a range of free private treatment. This includes free access to bandaging and casts as well as physiotherapy to help you to fully recover once your cast has been removed. If you want to gain access to this type of treatment, we can help. Just contact us and we will be able to provide you with details.
How can I recover safer and possibly faster?
Speedier recovery from this type of injury involves keeping your affected leg and ankle rested while you are in the cast and making sure you use any crutches or support that has been provided. In addition, making sure you build up the muscles in and around the ankle after the cast comes off will help to ensure that it heals properly and that you get full mobility back. To find out more about free private treatment, just pick up the phone and call.
Contact us to find out if you qualify for free private treatment
Having a broken ankle can be very distressing but the good news is that you may qualify for free private treatment. This is not something that everyone is aware of, but you could get free treatment no matter what part of the UK you are located in. We can check on your eligibility for free private treatment in your own area – just contact us and speak to a member of the friendly team.