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Various Reasons and Ankle Breaks

There are several bones in the ankle that can break from a foot injury. Falling is a common reason to incur a broken ankle, or if it suddenly rolls inward or outward. These types of actions can stretch the ankle joint beyond its normal range, and ligaments may tear. The symptoms that many people experience with a broken ankle can consist of immediate bruising and swelling, and it is extremely difficult to walk. Additional symptoms can include a numbing sensation, and bruising may gradually radiate to the entire foot. A crack, break, or chip in the ankle are considered to fall in the category of a broken ankle, and an X-ray is generally performed that can determine the extent of the injury. This is followed by wearing a protective boot or cast, which can help to complete daily activities. The recovery time for a broken ankle can take several weeks, and this timeframe may be increased if there are complications. If you have broken your ankle, it is advised that you consult with a podiatrist who can provide you with the treatment method that is correct for you.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact Donald Manger, DPM from Associated Podiatric Physicians, PA. 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 Hamilton Township, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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