Your ankle absorbs hundreds of pounds of force with each step you take as you go about your daily activities. Ankle fractures can easily occur from a traumatic injury or just everyday life.
Since your ankle is a fairly delicate joint, just stepping off the curb wrong way can cause ankle fracture symptoms and pain. Our orthopedic team at Dignity Health Central California specializes in ankle fracture recovery with a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect throughout your recovery.
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Personalized Care for Ankle Fracture Symptoms at Dignity Health Central California
Car accident, sports injuries, or just a wrong step can cause an ankle break. Overuse from sports or osteoporosis also can put you at risk.
The most obvious ankle fracture symptom is severe pain and, often, the inability to walk. Our orthopedic doctors also look for these signs when diagnosing a broken ankle:
- Unable to stand or put weight on your ankle or wiggle your toes
- Exposed bones or a misshapen joint
- Tingling or numbness in your foot
- Swollen foot, ankle, or lower leg
See a doctor or seek emergency care as soon as possible if you experience any of these ankle fracture symptoms. You also should keep your ankle as still as possible until you get medical treatment. At Dignity Health Central California, our goal is to relieve your pain and get you on the road to healing and recovery.
Ankle Fracture Recovery with Personal Care
Most ankle fractures heal quickly and don’t cause any long-lasting problems. For most breaks, using ice, placing a cast or brace on your ankle, taking anti-inflammatory medications, and elevating your leg are common treatments. More severe or compound ankle fractures can require surgery.
Ankle fracture recovery takes between six and eight weeks. You can look forward to not having any future problems for most ankle breaks.
You can help protect your ankles during sports by wearing proper athletic shoes and wrapping your ankles for support. Take care of your ankles so that you can continue enjoying all your favorite activities in life. To learn more about the care we extend for all types of foot and ankle injuries, contact Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health Central California orthopedic experts provide healing treatment for ankle fractures in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.