Golfer Chris Crawford’s family friend Bill Hanaghan recently suffered an ankle injury. While trying to run above a trap on the sixth hole mid-game, he suddenly heard a snap: Hanaghan breaking his own ankle. Hanaghan was admitted into the nearest hospital, but unfortunately had to miss Crawford’s golf event.
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
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.
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