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Various Ways to Break an Ankle

Tuesday, 01 November 2022 00:00

Research has shown that a broken ankle is the most common type of bone injury. Broken ankles can occur for various reasons such as overuse from excessive walking or running and being predisposed to fractures. Additionally, a broken ankle may happen from unexpectedly stepping off a curb and twisting the ankle beyond its normal range of motion. This can weaken the ankle bones and cause the ankle to become displaced. Common symptoms associated with an ankle fracture include immediate bruising, swelling, and the inability to put weight on the affected foot. After a proper diagnosis is performed, which often consists of having an X-ray taken, treatment can begin. The X-ray can be used to determine the severity of the break, and proper treatment methods are based on the information it provides. Various techniques are used to treat a broken ankle, and if you have endured this type of injury, please consult a podiatrist who can help you with effective approaches to treat a broken ankle.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact Dr. David Ungar from Personal Foot Care. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet. 

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both of these bones are attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.

When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle, and the following symptoms may be present.

Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle

  • Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle
  •  Swelling around the area
  •  Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Farmington and Berkley, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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