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Ankle Fracture Chiropractor

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The ankle is an essential joint in the human body as it supports the balance and movement of the feet. The ankle is a complex joint made up of three bones that come together: the tibia and fibula, located in the lower leg above the joint, and the talus below the joint. A sudden ankle twist to an unnatural degree can cause an ankle injury, oftentimes causing an ankle fracture.

Ankle fractures are common injuries that occur around the ankle joint. Various types of these fractures are characterized by their location on the ankle and the degree of the injury. Typically, a broken ankle refers to a broken tibia or fibula. Experiencing a fracture can be quite painful since the bone may oftentimes become dislocated from the joint, and the smallest movement can trigger severe pain along with other symptoms.

A fractured or broken ankle can make movements and normal activities difficult. The common symptoms associated with this injury can help diagnose the severity of the fracture in order to follow up with treatment. The first indication of an ankle fracture is severe ankle pain. The affected area may be painful to the touch, and sometimes, the pain of the injury can be so severe that the individual will be unable to stand up. Other symptoms indicating a broken ankle include swelling in the surrounding area, along with the appearance of bruises. Due to a break in the ankle bones, the ankle may appear deformed and out of place.

Once diagnosed, allowing the ankle bone to heal completely after a fracture is essential to avoid further complications. An ankle fracture treatment includes an immediate ice compress to help reduce the swelling around the injury and control the pain. After minimizing the swelling, a doctor may suggest the application of a cast to help hold the bone in place as it heals. But, most importantly, treatment for a broken ankle should include plenty of rest.

The healing process for a bone fracture cannot be sped up; the bone will take its own time to heal. Β If the bone doesn’t heal properly, it may lead to permanent injury and require corrective surgery to restore the ankle joint.

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