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Ankle Fractures Can Involve Tendons and Nerves

Ankle fractures are common and often result from twisting or slipping. Understanding ankle anatomy can help diagnose and treat injuries. Ligaments, tendons, nerves, and arteries are involved. Podiatrists assess ankle injuries by checking for swelling, bruising, and weight-bearing ability. Treatment involves stabilizing the ankle with splints, reducing pain and swelling with rest and elevation, and managing discomfort with pain relievers. Severe injuries, such as dislocations or open fractures, require immediate medical attention. Proper care promotes faster healing and reduces long-term complications. If you have injured your ankle, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to obtain a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact David Lambarski, DPM from Northeast Foot Care. 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 offices located in Amsterdam and Clifton Park, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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