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It is located at: 1585 Barrington Rd. Building 2, Suite 103, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169. (Opened Tuesday and Wednesday)
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We would like to welcome Dr. Daniel Reed to our practice beginning on April 29, 2024!
Tuesday, 22 August 2023 00:00

Common Causes of a Broken Ankle

A broken ankle, a distressing and often unexpected injury, can significantly disrupt daily life. Numerous factors can lead to this type of fracture, reminding us of the intricate vulnerability of our feet. Accidents and falls are among the primary culprits, especially when landing awkwardly or with force. High impact sports and activities, marked by sudden twists or impacts, also pose a risk. Osteoporosis is a medical condition that can weaken bones, making them more susceptible to fractures from even minor impacts. Recognizing these triggers is crucial for preventing broken ankles. Employing protective gear, wearing proper footwear, and implementing cautious movement can collectively contribute to foot safety. A broken ankle is painful and generally happens immediately. If you have endured this type of injury, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can effectively diagnose and treat a broken ankle.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from Itasca Foot & Ankle. 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 our offices located in Itasca and Hoffman Estates, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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