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What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

Unable to walk: Swelling and bruising also are signs. Some stress fractures or chip fractures can take weight but displaced fractures are too painful and unstable to walk on. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What are some of the symptoms of a fractured ankle?

What are some of the symptoms of a fractured ankle?

Pain, swelling for : Starters. Most times you'll also see some black and blue. Even with little doubt, get and x-ray taken--to best way to know for sure. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of a fractured/broken ankle?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of a fractured/broken ankle?

Swelling, pain...: Possible bruising, inability to bear weight may or may not be present, deformity may be present with severe and displaced fractures. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to help my fractured ankle heal more quickly?

What are some things I can do to help my fractured ankle heal more quickly?

Fracture: You can eat a well balanced diet take a multi vitamin as well as a calcium supplement, stay non weight bearing, get plenty if rest and if you smoke stop immediately. ...Read more

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Fractured ankle. Whats recovery time?

Depends: It will depend on how it was treated, by surgery or just y a cast, but an estimate would be 8-12 weeks, it also depends on the type of fracture. ...Read more

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I have a fractured ankle but still want to work out. What's the best thing to do so i won't aggravate my ankle while working out?

I have a fractured ankle but still want to work out. What's the best thing to do so i won't aggravate my ankle while working out?

Non weight bearing: Try exercises that don't require standing or weight on your legs. Modified crunches, side planks, upper body weights, isometric upper body exercises, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Possible fractured ankle. How to know what injury it is?

Possible fractured ankle. How to know what injury it is?

Xrays.: The only way to know is by getting a set of xrays. Then the correct treatment plan could be initiated. ...Read more

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How can you heal a fractured ankle at home?

How can you heal a fractured ankle at home?

Casting: Most fractures will require some sort of casting. This may be in the form of a rigid cast or boot. If you know you have a fracture you should be seen by an orthopedist for treatment. If not treated appropriately you could end up with more problems down the road. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Broken ankle is also known as Ankle fracture. Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more