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Ankle Fracture Care

Tuesday, 07 May 2024 00:00

A broken ankle occurs when the bones forming the ankle joint suffer fractures. This injury often arises from sudden impacts, twists, or repetitive stress on the ankle. Symptoms typically entail intense pain, swelling, bruising, difficulty walking, and potential deformity surrounding the ankle area. Managing a broken ankle depends on factors like the extent and location of the fracture. Treatment options may include immobilization using a cast or splint, rest, elevation, and occasionally surgical intervention to realign and stabilize the bones. If you have broken your ankle, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can offer specialized expertise in diagnosing and treating foot and ankle conditions, including fractures.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact Dr. John C. Lawlor from Florida. 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 one of our our offices located in Cape Coral and LaBelle, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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