Ankle Fracture

Ankle fracture or broken ankle is one of the most common causes of ankle pain. An ankle fracture happens when you break one or more bones in your ankle joint.

If you are unable to see your doctor and have any of the signs or symptoms of an ankle fracture, you should go to an emergency department as soon as possible.
  • Symptoms
  • Pain in ankle region without achilles tendon

    • Rapidly developing

    • In one ankle

    • Severe

    common

    Joint is sore to touch

    • Ankle is sore to touch

    common

    Sudden inability to stand on toes

    common

    Ankle joint swelling

    common

    Popping sound at joints

    • At ankle

    common

    Blue/purple skin on ankle

    common

    Numbness or tingling in legs, feet, or buttocks

  • Risk factors
  • Recent injury or trauma to ankle or foot

    or Car accident

    Twisted ankle

    Smoking

    or Overweight or obese

    Diabetes mellitus

    or Peripheral artery disease

    or Use of steroids

  • Treatment
  • 1-Rest: Rest is key. 2-Ice: Ice the area for 20 minutes at a time to help with swelling and inflammation. 3-Compression: Wrapping the injury helps control swelling. 4-Elevation: Keep your foot and ankle raised slightly above the level of your heart to help reduce inflammation.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Ankle Fracture, then a visit to an orthopedic surgeon is recommended.

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    Orthopedic surgeon

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