Ankle Trauma Specialist

Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists

Board-Certified Podiatrists, Foot & Ankle Surgeons & Board-Certified Wound Care Specialists located in Tamarac, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, & Boca Raton, FL

Traumatic injuries to your ankle can result in pain, bruising, and impaired mobility. If you experience ankle trauma, book an appointment at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA. The practice offers individualized, state of the art surgical and non-surgical treatment with convenient locations in Tamarac, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Boca Raton, Florida. To speak with a board-certified podiatrist about your ankle trauma, call or book an appointment online today.

Ankle Trauma Q & A

What is ankle trauma?

Ankle trauma refers to injuries that can damage the bone, joints, and soft tissues supporting and making up your ankle. Ankle trauma can occur as a result of:

  • A fall
  • Walking on uneven surfaces
  • Rolling, twisting, or rotating the ankle
  • Car accidents

You may experience ankle trauma due to a fall or landing the wrong way after a jump. Awkward movements like rolling, twisting, or rotating the ankle is another common cause of ankle trauma. Many people experience ankle injuries during sports and other physical activities. 

An ankle injury can cause many symptoms, including pain, stiffness, swelling, and difficulty bearing weight on the injured ankle. At Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, the team can help you find the right treatment to relieve your symptoms and restore your mobility. 

What are some common ankle injuries?

Sprained ankle

An ankle sprain is an injury that affects the ligaments that hold your ankle together. An ankle sprain is a common injury when you force your ankle out of its normal position. Falling, sudden blows, twisting, or rotating the ankle can all lead to a sprain. 

Without proper treatment, a sprained ankle can lead to long-term problems like chronic pain or ankle instability. 

Ankle fracture

An ankle fracture refers to cracks or breaks in the bones that make up your ankle. An ankle fracture can occur in many different ways and range from a simple crack in your bone to a compound fracture that protrudes through the skin. 

Certain types of ankle fractures can damage your cartilage and increase your chances of developing arthritis. 

Tendon rupture

A tendon is a type of fibrous tissue that attaches your muscles to your bones. A tendon rupture occurs when you tear the tissue completely. The Achilles tendon, which sits behind your ankle, commonly experiences tears and ruptures. 

Your tendons can tear due to gradual damage or sudden events like falling or stepping on uneven ground. 

When should I see a doctor about my ankle trauma?

Ankle trauma can have a significant impact on your mobility and overall quality of life. If you experience symptoms, don’t hesitate to make an appointment at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA. 

Different types of ankle trauma can share similar symptoms, so an accurate diagnosis is key to successfully treating your condition. 

What treatments are available?

Depending on your condition, your treatment plan may include:

  • Night splints
  • Removable cast
  • RICE (Rest, ice, compression, elevation)
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication

In some cases, your condition may require surgery. The board-certified surgeons at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, have extensive experience performing ankle procedures. 

To determine which treatment is right for you, book an appointment by phone or schedule online today.