25 Jun Ankle Injuries – Signs and Treatment
Ankle injuries are common among athletes and active individuals. They are typically caused due to insufficient training, improper equipment or insufficient warm up and stretching.
Fracture refers to a complete or partial break in a bone. Ankle fractures can range from a simple crack to severe shattering of the tibia, fibula, or both.
Ankle fractures are often the result of inward or outward ankle rolling.
Signs and Symptoms of Ankle Fractures –
The important signs of an ankle fracture include –
- Severe pain
- Significant swelling
- Blisters on the fracture site
- Bruising, soon after the injury
- Difficulty or inability to walk
- A change in ankle appearance.
What to do After an Ankle Injury
It is important to have your foot and/or ankle pain evaluated by a podiatrist. If you are unable to do so right away, follow R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Treatment of an ankle fracture depends upon the type and severity of the injury. Your podiatrist may recommend –
- Immobilization – This can be achieved with casting or splinting to restrict the ankle and foot and allow the bone to heal.
- Prescription Medications – The foot and ankle doctor may prescribe pain medications, such as Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain relief.
- Surgery – In cases of severe fractures, surgery may be needed to repair the fracture.
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