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Foot and Ankle Pain From a St. Louis Car Accident

Get compensation for your car accident foot and ankle injuries. Our St. Louis car accident lawyers can help protect your legal rights after an accident.

car accident victim at physical therapy after an ankle injury

Have you recently been in a car accident and are experiencing pain in your foot or ankle? If so, it is possible that the accident caused your pain. Car accidents can result in a range of foot and ankle injuries, some of which can be quite serious. This article will discuss the most frequent foot and ankle injuries following a car accident.

Ankle Fractures

One of the most common foot and ankle injuries after a car accident is an ankle fracture, which occurs when a break or crack in one or more bones make up the ankle joint. This type of injury typically occurs when the foot is twisted or turned beyond its normal range of motion during a car crash.

Symptoms include pain and swelling around the affected area, limited movement, and difficulty walking. In severe cases, surgery may be required to repair the injured bone(s).

Achilles Tendonitis or Tear 

If the Achilles tendon (the fibrous cord that connects your calf muscle to your heel bone) becomes overstressed due to a car accident-related injury), it may become inflamed (causing Achilles tendinitis) or even tear completely (leading to Achilles rupture).

Symptoms include:

  • pain behind your heel when walking or running
  • swelling in that same area
  • tenderness
  • stiffness
  • limited range of motion in your ankle joint when you try to move it up or down

Treatment usually involves rest, physical therapy exercises, custom orthotics, ice therapy, and medications such as ibuprofen for pain relief and anti-inflammatory purposes.

Plantar Fasciitis 

Plantar fasciitis is caused by overstretching or tearing of the ligament that supports the arch of your foot. This condition often causes severe pain in the heel and arch area and shooting pains throughout your feet when you walk or stand up after sitting for long periods.  

Treatment for this condition typically includes rest, stretching exercises, physical therapy, medications, or custom orthotics. However, severe cases may require surgery for a full recovery. 

Foot Compartment Syndrome

This type of injury occurs when a person experiences swelling, pressure, and pain inside the lower part of their foot, resulting from fluid and lymph buildup around the nerves and other tissues. Symptoms include severe pain, numbness, and a tingling sensation near the affected area. 

Treatment for this condition typically involves releasing the pressure via emergency surgery, rest, physical therapy, and specific rehabilitation exercises. 

St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer

If you suspect any foot and ankle injury sustained from an auto collision, seek medical attention immediately! Next, speak with an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer to ensure your legal right to compensation is protected.

Worried about legal fees? At The Hoffmann Law Firm, our St. Louis car accident lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning you’ll only pay us if we help you get the financial help you need.



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Updated: February 27, 2023