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Tevita Halalilo of UCLA is now reportedly out for the football season due to a broken ankle. The offensive lineman suffered the fibula fracture during the final minute of UCLA’s recent win at UNLV. The true freshman will need to have a metal plate inserted; he should qualify, however, for a medical hardship waiver and can enter next season as a redshirt freshman. Halalilo is a four-star recruit from Moreno Valley, California.   

Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors will treat 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 California. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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