Monday, 01 February 2021 00:00

Strengthening the Ankle After It Is Broken

A sudden injury that involves severe twisting of the foot may result in a broken ankle. This is generally noticed immediately by the severe swelling that often accompanies a broken ankle. Treatment includes wearing a cast or boot for several weeks as the healing process occurs. Many patients find the affected foot has lost mobility, and looks smaller compared to the other foot. There are exercises that can be performed that can help to accelerate ankle strength. These can include performing ankle stretches that help circulation and improve the many functions of the ankle. If you have broken your ankle, please confer with a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can suggest effective post treatment techniques.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from Biebel & DeCotiis Podiatry Associates. 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 Holmdel and Middletown, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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