Fractures in the ankle will cause a lot of pain and swelling. If you are in a lot of pain and are having difficulty standing, we recommend that you seek urgent medical attention to confirm whether you have fractured your ankle.
Seeking a qualified physiotherapist is recommended
If you have fractured your ankle, surgery may be required and it is likely that you will have to wear a cast or boot to keep the ankle joint fixed. It is very important to complete physiotherapy during this period to make sure the rest of the leg does not become weak. Physiotherapy is also necessary after the cast or boot has been removed to regain strength, flexibility and movement around the ankle.
If you sustained an ankle fracture and did not receive any physio, it is recommended that you have a physio assessment to ascertain whether strength, flexibility and movement can be restored.
Physiocomestoyou Ltd are the leading provider of specialists physiotherapists who come to you at home or work throughout London and the UK.
For more information and contact details please visit our local Physiocomestoyou Ltd page.