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Healing Time for a Broken Ankle

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 00:00

Common ways an ankle can be broken include twisting the ankle beyond its limit or enduring a foot injury. There are noticeable symptoms that accompany a broken ankle. Many people are unable to walk with this type of injury, and there is often immediate pain felt and bruising. In severe breaks, a bone may become displaced where it can look deformed. If a broken ankle is suspected, a proper diagnosis is needed. Generally, this includes having an X-ray taken. Treatment can begin with placing the affected foot in a protective cast or boot, which is a successful method that helps the patient keep weight off the foot. A broken ankle can take up to approximately 12 weeks to completely heal, at which time full range of motion is often restored. A displaced ankle bone may require surgery that can help to put the bone back into its normal position and with this, a longer recovery time may be needed. If you have fractured your ankle, it is advised that you consult a podiatrist who can guide you toward the treatment that is best for you.


Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact Dr. Henry Miller from New Jersey. 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 office located in Freehold, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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