Feet are an important part of our body. We rely on them to stand, walk, and run. Feet are one of the most complex parts of the body because they have 25% of the bones found in the human body. However, foot injuries are all too common.
Injuries to the ankle and foot can make it difficult to get around and can interfere with your work and daily life. It affects us in more ways than one – time missed from work which leads to financial strain on the injured person and his or her family. On top of that, medical and therapy treatment bills mount as you recover. Most importantly, a person with foot injuries may never walk or move the same again.
Types of Ankle and Foot Injuries
- Bone fractures – The fibula, tibia and talus join at the ankle and are commonly broken in falls and car crashes/collisions.
- Tendonitis – If the tendons around the ankle joint are irritated, they can become inflamed, causing significant pain and mobility limitations.
- Amputation – If a foot is crushed or severely injured, it may need to be amputated due to cell death caused by loss of blood flow.
- Foot punctures – Sharp objects can puncture the soles of the feet.
- Sprains – A sprain occurs when the ligaments in the ankle or foot become torn. Sprains are often painful, but rest, ice and painkillers are usually sufficient to relieve the pain and allow the foot to get better over time. In some cases, surgery is necessary if the ligaments are torn and/or if the sprain does not heal on its own.
If you or a loved one have experienced a foot injury because of another party’s negligent or reckless conduct, let us help. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery. Contact us today.