When you have suffered a broken leg, you will be in a broken leg cast for some time. This means that your leg muscles will weaken because you are unable to use it properly for as long as the cast remains on. It can be difficult to get around once your broken leg cast comes off because your leg has become used to being in that position and is weakened as a result of wearing the cast. Fortunately, you can get help to increase the strength in your leg, which will help to speed up the healing process.
What are the signs of a broken leg?
There are a number of broken leg symptoms that could indicate you have a break. Some of the key ones to look out for include:
- Pain, which gets worse when you move the leg
- Swelling and tenderness
- Bruising around the break site
- Unable to put pressure on the leg
Generally, you will be able to tell if you’ve suffered a break because you will have severe problems walking or putting any pressure on.
What are the most common causes of wearing a broken leg cast?
There are many possible causes of a broken leg, but some are more common than others. Some of the more common causes include motor vehicle accidents, falls, and sports injuries. However, there can be other causes, so if you experience any symptoms and feel that you have suffered a break you need to ensure you get treatment as soon as possible to avoid the injuries getting any worse.
How long does it take to heal in a broken leg cast?
The time it takes for your broken leg to heal can depend on the extent of the injury and how quickly you get broken leg treatment. On average you are looking at around 6-8 weeks for minor breaks and fractures but you could be in a broken leg cast cast for longer than this if the injuries are more severe. Once the cast comes off, you will still be in the healing process as you need to regain movement in the leg. Undergoing physiotherapy can play a big part in leg fracture recovery time, as it will help your leg to heal more quickly. We can help to speed up the healing process with our
What free private treatment can I qualify for?
After the cast has been taken off your leg, you need to look at ways to strengthen the muscles and restore full movement to the leg through broken leg recovery exercises. Physiotherapy can be extremely effective for this 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 leg, and this helps to speed up the time it takes to get the movement back in your leg. You can also benefit from treatment such as bandaging for your leg or a cast when you suffer a break. Contact us today to find out more about this service.
Contact us to see if you qualify for free treatment
There are a number of free treatments that you may be able to benefit from if you have broken your leg. For instance, we may be able to provide you with bandaging, a broken leg cast, and physiotherapy to help your leg to mend and then help you to regain full mobility once the cast is removed. We are able to help people in the UK regardless of their location. So, to find out more about our free treatment and whether you are eligible for this, simply get in touch with us today.