By gary @foothealthpodiatry.com
February 17, 2014

broken anklesBryan Oviedo of Costa Rica was hoping to get to participate in the summer world cup for his home country. However, Oviedo’s chances might be diminished after a devastating injury in a game against Stevenage.

Oviedo was injured during the first half of Everton’s FA Cup fourth round match  when his studs became stuck in the turf while attempting a sliding tackle. Oviedo was aided by his teammates and taken to the hospital immediately, where it was found that he incurred a broken ankle.

Broken ankles are painful and uncomfortable. If you suffered a fracture to your ankle, a visit to podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jimenez of Foot Health Podiatry just might be what you need to help make your ankle better.   

Broken Ankles

The ankle consists of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The tibia and the fibula are the two bones that connect to your knees. They sit directly above the talus bone, which is protected by a fibrous membrane and allows slight movement in the ankle joint. A break usually occurs in one of these bones after the foot is twisted too far, a strong impact like jumping from a great height, or repeated stresses like running.

Diagnosis

If you suffer an ankle injury, it is essential that you receive a correct diagnosis. One of the first signs that the ankle is broken is an inability to put any weight on it. There will often be severe bruising and swelling at the sight of the injury. Your doctor may also order an x-ray be taken to determine the exact location and extent of the injury.

Treatment

Without proper care, a broken ankle may not heal properly and could cause arthritis and instability later in life. Therefore, seeking proper treatment is essential to making a full recovery.

There a number of steps you can take to accelerate the healing process however. Elevating your feet above your head and icing the ankle can reduce pain and swelling. Your doctor may decide that surgery is the best option, meaning you will likely be in a cast for at least three months.

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