Guide To Recovering From A Fractured Ankle

Stay Off The Injured Ankle

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Ankle fractures are typically quite painful, so it may be easy to stay off the injured ankle, as most of the time it causes too much pain to walk. Attempting to push through the pain is not a good option if a fractured ankle is suspected. Additional damage may occur, causing instability or complicating recovery and healing. Ankle fractures are best defined by where the fracture occurs in the bone, but also how many of the ankle bones are involved in the fracture. The more bones involved, the less stable the ankle fracture becomes. Walking on it puts stress on the bones that do not have a fracture as well as the soft tissue structures such as ligaments and tendons, putting patients at risk for further injury.

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