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How an Ankle Fracture Can Disrupt Life

A fractured ankle can significantly disrupt daily life, particularly impacting employment. This type of injury often requires an extended period of immobilization, followed by a lengthy rehabilitation process to restore full functionality. The inability to walk or stand for prolonged periods can make it challenging to perform job duties, especially in physically demanding roles. Consequently, high rates of unemployment and disability are observed among those with severe ankle fractures. The disruption stems from the need for rest and restricted movement to ensure proper healing, which can lead to extended absences from work. Additionally, the pain and swelling associated with a fractured ankle can hinder mobility and productivity. Without adequate treatment and rehabilitation, complications such as chronic pain, instability, and arthritis may develop, further delaying recovery and complicating return-to-work plans. If you have suffered an ankle fracture, it is strongly suggested that you receive a comprehensive treatment plan from a podiatrist to recover efficiently and return to work as quickly as possible.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact Dr. Scott Peters from Ankle & Foot Walk-In Clinic. 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 Mayfield Village, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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