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Broken Ankles and Casts

A broken ankle is characterized by one or more broken bones comprising the ankle joint. As a result of a broken ankle, an individual can experience pain and swelling. To treat a broken ankle, an individual can take a variety of steps in consultation with a trusted medical professional, such as a podiatrist. If one is suffering from a broken ankle, for example, the application of a special cast or boot might be beneficial to the patient. The purpose of using a special cast or boot is to essentially restrict the movement of a broken ankle. If treated properly, a broken ankle may take four to six weeks to heal. If you are someone that is suffering from a broken ankle, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today. 

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from Family Foot Health Center. 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 one of our offices located in Rogers, AR or Berryville, AR. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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