What Are the Symptoms of an Ankle Fracture?

What Are the Symptoms of an Ankle Fracture?An ankle fracture—or a broken ankle—occurs when one of the bones that comprise the ankle joint is injured from a fall, misstep, or direct impact. Ankle fractures can vary from tiny hairline cracks to complete breaks that cause visible deformity. No matter the severity of your broken ankle, though, one thing is for certain—it’s uncomfortable! In addition to obvious, throbbing pain, the symptoms of an ankle fracture can include:

  • Difficulty standing or walking
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Discomfort that worsens during activity

While not every type of ankle injury requires professional treatment, it’s important to promptly speak with a doctor if any of these symptoms do not improve with self-care measures like rest and ice therapy. Also, be sure to quickly seek medical care if your injury has caused an obvious joint deformity.

Broken Ankle Treatment at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is a local, independently owned orthopedic practice that provides specialized care to adolescent and adult patients at our convenient locations in the Louisville, Kentucky, area. Our board-certified orthopedic physicians are renowned for their expertise and compassionate patient care, and utilize the latest advancements in treatment to help patients with ankle conditions get back on their feet as quickly and safely as possible.

If you need treatment for an ankle fracture, contact Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic today. Our team offers same- and next-day appointment availability as well as urgent care for acute injuries like broken ankles. We also accept most major health insurance plans and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150