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Ankle Injury

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  • Including ankle sprains and fractures:
    1. Ligaments are like ropes that connect bones together.  When the ligaments in the bones of the ankle are injured, this is called an ankle sprain.  The injury is usually a tear in the ligament.  This commonly occurs after a twist injury of the ankle, in which the foot is inverted underneath the ankle.
    2. An ankle fracture occurs when the bones in the ankle are broken (or cracked).

  • Lessening of sensation in the ankle
  • Ankle pain
  • Painful to bear weight on the ankle
  • Ankle is bruised or swollen
  • Tenderness of the ankle

  • X-Ray check if fracture is suspected

  • Ice for first 24-48 hours
  • Ace wrap for support
  • If moderate-to-severe, use crutches to avoid bearing weight
  • Pain medications
  • If fracture is present, immobilization and orthopedic evaluation is needed

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