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Chronic Pain from Broken Ankles

A broken or fractured ankle can interfere with every aspect of one’s life. Besides interfering with life routines, a broken ankle can cause severe discomfort, and possibly chronic pain years later. This can happen from prolonged inflammation of the joints, tissues, and bone, which may be caused by arthritis, or a bone infection. An anti-inflammatory diet, which involves eliminating processed food, refined sugar, and excessive carbs, may help to reduce chronic inflammation. Nutritional supplements and physical therapy can also help with persistent inflammation. If you have broken your ankle, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist and follow the advice that is given. Proper healing of a fractured ankle can significantly help in preventing chronic pain.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact Kimberly Woodard, DPM from Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Centers, LLC . 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 Port St. Lucie, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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