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By Foot Health Podiatry, PLLC
January 24, 2018

There are many sources of ankle pain due to the complex array of tendons, ligaments, tissues, and bones in the foot that are susceptible to painful and debilitating injury. The area of pain can radiate from the inside to the outside of the ankle, or along the Achilles tendon, where your lower leg and calf muscles connect to your heel bone.

Some of the most common ankle problems that cause pain include the following:

Even a seemingly minor ankle injury can bring on severe pain, swelling, redness, and stiffness.

Home remedies and treatment for ankle pain mainly consist of the RICE method:

  • Rest—It is very important to take the weight off of the ankle.
  • Ice—Apply an ice pack several times a day for 15-20 minutes.
  • Compression—Wrap the ankle with a compression bandage to help reduce swelling.
  • Elevation—Raising your foot above the level of your heart also reduces swelling.

Pain medications such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium can reduce discomfort and inflammation. In cases of fractures or other major problems, surgery may be necessary.

If your pain and discomfort are not alleviated after a couple of weeks, or if the swelling remains severe after several days, it may be a sign of a more difficult problem requiring the expertise of a foot care specialist to determine the precise cause of the pain and to make the best recommendations for treatment. The podiatrists at Foot Health Podiatry, PLLC, in New York City, NY, are experts in providing the best care for any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles. Sorelis Jimenez, DPM, John W. Fletcher, DPM, and Kamilla Danilova, DPM and the rest of the staff at Foot Health Podiatry, PLLC, are happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have. Check out our Ask The Doctor page for answers to frequently asked questions, and never hesitate to give us a call to talk or make an appointment at 212-845-9991.

Fidel Edwards, paceman for Hampshire, suffered a broken ankle injury during warm-ups while preparing for his Specsavers County Championship Division One match against Yorkshire. He sustained the injury when his foot became stuck in the turf and he fell onto the ground. The extent of Edwards’s injury was at the time unknown, but he saw a specialist in late April for further consultation.

Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles see one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will attend to your foot and ankle needs.

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both these bones are 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. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are 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
  • Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Monmouth junior guard Justin Robinson suffered a broken ankle at a young age, but that didn’t stop him from going on to become one of the nation’s top 30 in scoring. Considered 26th in the nation, Robinson “set a school record for victories,” but he says he is “just focused on winning basketball games, and making sure the Monmouth University basketball team stays in the right direction.”

Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles see one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will attend to your foot and ankle needs.

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both these bones are 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. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are 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
  • Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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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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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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