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What Does Broken Ankle Feel Like
Why does elevating an injury (like a broken ankle) help? Does it only reduce swelling or something more?
Reduce swelling: Elevating an injury is a way to reduce swelling. Elevation should be used in conjuction with ice, and compression whenever possible. Ideally the injured limb should be raised above heart level. Decreasing swelling will in turn decrease pain, stiffness. Decreasing pain and stiffness will allow for an easier transition to physical therapy when the time comes. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: Some ankle fractures require surgery and some can be treated by immobilization. Factors that guide the treatment opinion of your doctor include: location, type of fracture (some are more stable and others very unstable), injury force, whether the fracture is open or closed, personal medical history and health, and many more. Talk to your doctor to understand the plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cartilage injury: Fractures of the ankle can result in post-traumatic arthritis either imediately or come on years later. Scar tissue and/or cartilage damage is the most common cause . See an orthopedic surgeon for eevaluation which may include plain x-rays, ct scan or mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken ankle : With any ankle injury you will develop swelling an pain. With a fracture you could see a black and blue around your heel. Severe pain. And in a severe case of a fracture ankle, it can be deformed i recommended you see your doctor and get the ankle evaluated and xrayed to see the extent of your injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid future problem: Ankle fracture which are well aligned can be treated with cast immobilization for 6-8 weeks. Ankle fracture where there is instability or incongruity in the joint may require internal fixation followed by a cast to get the best results and avoid future problem with arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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