Broken Ankle

Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC

Podiatry & Foot & Ankle Surgery located in Fort Lee, NJ, Queens, Forest Hills, NY, Gramercy, New York, NY, & Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

A broken ankle can be quite painful, can interfere with daily activities, and can cause problems in the future if it doesn’t heal properly. The skilled orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC can diagnose and treat broken bones in the ankle. You can see an experienced podiatrist for a broken ankle at all Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC clinics, including Fort Lee, New Jersey, Forest Hills, New York, Gramercy, New York, New York, & East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. For fast, expert care of a broken ankle, call your nearest office or make an appointment online today.

Broken Ankle Q & A

What causes a broken ankle?

Some of the most common things that can cause a broken ankle include:

  • Biking and auto accidents
  • Falls
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Stepping on uneven ground
  • Objects falling on your feet
  • Others stepping on your feet
  • Landing incorrectly when jumping

Aging, arthritis, and other bone conditions can also cause a broken ankle.

What are the symptoms of a broken ankle?

The most common symptom of a broken ankle is intense pain. Other symptoms include:

  • Throbbing pain
  • Inability to put weight on your foot
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness

If you have pain that increases with activity and decreases when you rest, or your ankle appears deformed, you could have a broken ankle.

How is a broken ankle diagnosed?

If you’re concerned that you might have broken your ankle, the experienced team at the Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC do a thorough foot evaluation, take X-rays, and review your symptoms and health history to provide an accurate diagnosis.

Once your expert podiatrist has determined where and how badly your ankle is broken, they design a custom treatment plan beginning with the most conservative possible approach to end your pain and allow your ankle to recover completely.

How is a broken ankle treated?

Treatment depends on the severity and location of your fracture or break and other individual factors. Your expert Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC podiatrist can recommend any of the following:

  • Rest, elevation, and ice
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Pain medications
  • Braces or splints
  • Physical therapy

Most broken ankles will heal without surgery, but sometimes surgery is the best option. The skilled surgeons at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC have extensive experience treating complications from a broken ankle to end your pain and restore full function and mobility.

If you’ve broken your ankle, don’t wait to get help. Call the nearest Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC office or schedule an appointment online today.