While ankle and foot fractures vary in severity, you may be able to still walk with a small fracture. However, a severe fracture is a broken bone and can prevent you from walking for months. Board-certified podiatrist John Jurcisin, DPM, ABPS, FACFAS, at Precision Footcare in Midtown East, New York City, can diagnose and rehab your fractured bones to get you walking again. Make an appointment with the expert team at Precision Footcare by calling or making an appointment online today.
Whether or not you can walk on a fractured ankle or foot depends on the severity of the injury. There are different grades of injuries when it comes to ankle or foot fractures. Some injuries need surgery, while others can be rehabbed holistically.
While both injuries are painful, the difference is in the ligament and bone structures. A sprained, or rolled, ankle won’t cause any bone breakage, but can damage a ligament. Ligaments hold bones in place.
A broken ankle or foot will be more painful and have longer-lasting effects. Depending on the severity of the bone separation, you may not be able to walk or put weight on your ankle or foot.
The grade or type of fracture depends on the area damaged and the amount of force that caused it. There are many different ankle and foot fractures, and some require surgery to heal.
If your ankle or foot injury is severely painful or you can’t walk without any support, chances are it’s a broken bone. There are a couple things you need to do for a speedy rehabilitation:
You can count on Dr. Jurcisin for a proper diagnosis using state-of-the-art X-ray equipment to spot the tiniest of hairline fractures. At Precision Footcare, Dr. Jurcisin offers minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to repair torn and overstretched ligaments. Though not all ankle or foot fractures need surgery, don’t let your injury worsen. Call Precision Footcare immediately if you have a broken ankle or foot.
A broken bone can generally take up to 6-12 weeks after surgery to recover, depending on the severity. In cases where you need reconstructive surgery, bone fracture surgical repair requires the use of metal screws, pins, rods, or plates to realign your bone structure.
Call Precision Footcare or schedule an appoint online today for treatment for foot or ankle fractures.