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Insights Into Broken Ankles

Tuesday, 12 March 2024 00:00

A broken ankle, a distressing injury affecting many individuals, entails the fracture of one or more bones in the ankle joint. This injury commonly occurs due to sudden trauma, such as falls, twists, or impacts, which exceed the bone's strength. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a broken ankle is needed for a prompt diagnosis and treatment. Symptoms typically include severe pain, swelling, bruising, inability to bear weight, and possible deformity of the ankle joint. Diagnosis often involves physical examination, imaging tests such as X-rays, and sometimes CT scans to assess the extent of the fracture and determine the appropriate course of action. With proper medical care from a podiatrist, most broken ankles heal effectively, allowing individuals to regain mobility and resume their daily activities. If you have fractured your ankle, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can perform an accurate diagnosis and offer the correct course of treatment.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact Joseph D. Ruffo, DPM, PC from New York. 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 offices located in Sea Cliff and Babylon, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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