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Ankle Fractures

A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. Ankle fractures are common injuries that are usually caused by the ankle rolling inward or outward. It’s easy to mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are different.

Symptoms of an Ankle Fracture

Diagnosis of an Ankle Fracture

It is important to have an ankle injury checked by a foot and ankle surgeon as soon as possible. If you’re unable to, then to the emergency room and then follow up with a foot and ankle surgeon.

A foot and ankle doctor will touch specific areas to check the ankle fracture injury. In addition, the foot and ankle doctor may order x-rays and other imaging studies.

Treatment for an Ankle Fracture

Treatment of ankle fractures depends how bad the injury is. At first, your foot and ankle doctor may want you to follow R.I.C.E. That’s not food, but four easy steps to follow:

Surgical Treatment for an Ankle Fracture

Certain ankle fractures have to be protected by holding the ankle and foot in a cast or splint, to help the bone to heal.

Your foot and ankle doctor may prescribe pain medications or anti-inflammatory drugs to help relieve the pain.

For some ankle fractures, surgery may be needed to fix the ankle fracture and other soft tissues. A foot and ankle surgeon will select the surgery that is best for your injury.

It is important to follow your foot and ankle doctor’s instructions after treatment. Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain.

Remember, any type of foot or ankle pain is never normal. A foot and ankle doctor can examine your feet and give you the best course of action.

Please call 626-447-2184 (Arcadia) or 818-408-2800 (San Fernando) to speak to a foot and ankle specialist about your foot and/or ankle needs.

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