Ankle fractures are common injuries that typically occur when a twisting or rotational force is applied to the ankle joint. We commonly see them happen during athletic activity such as soccer or football and also see them when the ankle is unexpectedly twisted while hiking or stepping off a curb. Many times, people will hear a pop when a bone breaks or ligament gives way, but every once in a while we have patients that come in thinking they just sprained their ankle, but when we take xrays, they actually have a fracture.
Treatment for severe ankle sprains or fractures typically involves trying to support and maintain the ankle joint. It is important to seek medical care as promptly as possible to try and avoid more long term problems. Neglected ankle fractures typically end up developing ankle instability and arthritis. If you have any foot or ankle injury, our expert foot and ankle surgeons are here to help. Call us today at 719-488-4664. We are hear to serve the entire Southern Colorado region with offices in both Colorado Springs and Monument.