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A 55-year-old female asked:

what is the best therapy for a ankle fracture? how soon can i start jogging?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Orthopedic doctor: For ankle fracture, you really need to see an orthopedic physician to examine you and review xrays. Only then can s/he assess the fracture and what treatments are needed -- in some cases this could be surgery. In the meantime, stay off of it -- elevate, and use an ice wrap on the area (not ice directly on your skin).
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends: If it is not displaced, then a cast or a cam boot will do for 4-6 weeks. If it is displaced, then surgery. If it is just sprained, then initial rest followed by pt. See your ankle specialist for treatment and ask how soon you could jog.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Depends on Fx.: "ankle fracture" is very broad ; can very from a chip 2 a very severe multi fragmented type. Only the orthopedist u c can decide what's best after exam ; imaging. There is no universal answer 2 this?

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