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Ankle Fractures

A fractured bone occurs when external force exceeds bone strength, resulting in pain, limited function, and potential bleeding. Bones are composed of calcium reinforced connective tissue with bone marrow producing blood cells. Bones support the body, aid movement, and shield internal organs. Fracture severity varies based on force, bone involved, age, and health. Common fractures include ankle fractures, more prevalent among older adults. Causes include accidents and conditions like osteoporosis. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and deformity. If you have sustained an ankle fracture, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist as quickly as possible to ensure proper healing and regain optimal function.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact Charles Perry, DPM from Ohio. 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 Cambridge and Zanesville, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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