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"Ankle sprains can vary in severity from mild to severe. Mild ankle sprains may cause swelling, bruising, difficulty moving, and tenderness. They can be treated using the RICE method, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If your ankle isn’t feeling better after two weeks, it’s time to follow up with a specialist to make sure the sprain isn’t worse and that nothing is broken. Severe sprains can mean the ligament in your ankle is torn and are normally accompanied by more intense symptoms" says Brent Evans, DPM, a podiatric surgeon at Triad Foot & Ankle Center and a member of Cone Health Medical Group.
Dr. Brent Evans
"Mild sprains may only take a few days of rest and ice to heal, while others may require immobilization of the ankle through a walking boot or something similar. Frequent ankle sprains or injuries can lead to instability and damage to the ankle, which may require surgery," says Dr. Evans.
Source: Fox-8 [4/11/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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Jessie J will have an operation on her bad ankle at ChristmasJessie J continues to struggle with her ongoing foot woes, even after two years; and is set to undergo surgery later this year. The 25-year old singer and TV singing coach was forced to pull out of numerous shows in 2011, after damaging her left ankle in the Fall.

Jessie has revealed to the Daily Mirror that she is still suffering from the injury and will have another operation to try and repair the damage. “I’m getting some time off at Christmas and I’m having surgery to have the plate removed. It is flicking against my bone and is causing a lot of pain. The foot is still bruised and swells up because it won’t heal, so I’m having the metal taken out,” said Jessie. According to Jessie, her metal plate ‘sets off the security systems at airports and when I sit down it goes cold like a cow.’   

A broken ankle can be a tough injury to endure and can cause one a great deal of pain. If you have broken your ankle, you should seek the help of a chiropodist like Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Marz Hardy can assess your injury and provide you with the best care for your feet.

Broken Ankles

A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. The tibia is the bone of the lower leg that is known to be the weight-bearing bone and is also more commonly called the shin. The fibula is the bone that is found on the outside of the leg and is smaller than the tibia. These bones are both 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. Ankle fractures are very common since they occur in an area that suffers a lot of weight bearing and stress; therefore this area is more prone to suffering from fractures. There 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.
- Colorful bruising of the area.
- Area appears to be deformed.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read the full article All About Broken Ankles.

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