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Podiatric Care for a Broken Ankle

A broken ankle, or ankle fracture, occurs when one or more bones in the ankle joint break. This injury often happens due to a sudden twisting motion, direct impact, or a fall. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected ankle. Treatment typically involves immobilization with a cast or brace, rest, elevation, and pain management. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to realign the bones or stabilize severe fractures. Podiatrists provide treatment and management of broken ankles, provide expert diagnosis, and coordinate treatment plans. Additionally, they can monitor the healing progress and offer rehabilitation guidance to restore function and prevent future complications. If you have sustained an ankle fracture, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with this type of health professional.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from The Sun Healthcare & Surgery Group. Our doctors 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 offices located in Antioch, and Martinez, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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