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By Dr. Michael Stein
July 24, 2014
Tags: Ankle Injury   ankle fractures   first aid   tips  

Broken AnkleA day at the soccer field can lead to stress and anxiety if someone suffers an injury. Ankle fractures are common among athletes, as well as active baby boomers and those with weak joints. They can occur suddenly as a result of an accident, fall, or even rolling your ankle while wearing some stylish high-heels.

Severity of fractures vary, depending on how many bones have been harmed. In some cases, multiple breaks can occur in the same area, resulting in damage to surrounding tissues and ligaments. A small ankle injury can snowball into a more serious break if it is not treated promptly and in the proper manner.

It’s good to expect the best, but it’s smarter to prepare for the worst. This means it’s a good idea to arm yourself with knowledge so that you can act fast when a crisis occurs. First aid know-how comes in handy when you or someone near you experiences an unexpected injury like an ankle fracture. So check out these helpful tips:

First and foremost, you’ll want to stop any bleeding. This can be done by applying pressure to the source of the bleeding with a clean cloth, like an unused towel. Next, you’ll want to stabilize the injured area. Have the injured person lay down. Keep his or her leg elevated above the heart. If any bones are poking out from the skin, do not touch them. If you have been trained professionally, go ahead and apply a splint. Otherwise, leave any altering of the area to the professionals, which is exactly who you should call upon next. If the person injured passes out, is numb, or if the bleeding cannot be controlled, it’s best to call 911 for help.

Ankle fractures can be daunting, but you don’t have to face the challenge alone. If you have any questions or would like more information, Dr. Michael Stein and Zeindelin Ahmad at Foot Doctor of the East Bay are here to help. You can schedule an appointment or visit our offices in Pleasanton, Los Gatos, and San Leandro, CA.

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http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/49/files/2013/05/6778114-300x199.jpgJulian Edelman was sidelined after reinjuring his right foot for a second time during preseason practice. Last season Edelman hoped to get his injury healed before the season was over but sadly it did not pan out that way.

Edelman still remains optimistic that he can be able to attend the Patriots mini summer camp in mid-June. If he cannot recover however, Edelman could be benched for another season.

If you are an athlete or are trying to get back into sports after suffering a foot injury you should seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can assess your condition and provide you with the care needed for your feet.

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

While one of the most common injuries among athletes may be a sprained ankle, there are still many other types of injuries that plague athletes in any sport. But for less severe foot and ankle injuries, it is recommended by physical therapists and sports medicine doctors that athletes use the R.I.C.E. method to help alleviate pain and to speed up the healing process.

The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. These four steps help in the healing process, not only to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, but also to improve overall health of the affected area, allowing you to get back on to your feet again. Although resting is usually the key to all healing, it is necessary to see a doctor to ensure treatment for any other problems that may not be obvious to you right away.

It is best for injured athletes to allow themselves time to heal. Some athletes need hours of re-training, exercise, check-ups with their physical therapist, and other remedies. But with the right attitude and motivation, it is not hard to get back into sports after foot and ankle injuries.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: Jeter The 38-year-old Yankees shortstop was seen sporting an ankle brace and a slightly fuller figure on Thursday at a south Beach, Miami hotel. Jeter’s broken ankle has given him one more extra problem to worry about as limited mobility has restricted him to exercise, therefore making him gain more weight. According to Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, Jeter’s broken ankle has put him on a non-weight bearing situation that will likely last until January. His recovery period is estimated to be three months, since his injury occurred in October, and should be ready to play at the start of the new season.

Suffering a fracture or break in an ankle as Jeter did, will undoubtedly require the proper care to heal properly. If you think you have sustained an ankle injury such as this you should seek out a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.

Broken Ankles

The ankle consists of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The tibia and the fibula are the two bones that connect to your knees. They sit directly above the talus bone, which is protected by a fibrous membrane and allows slight movement in the ankle joint. A break usually occurs in one of these bones after the foot is twisted too far, a strong impact like jumping from a great height, or repeated stresses like running.

Diagnosis

If you suffer an ankle injury, it is essential that you receive a correct diagnosis. One of the first signs that the ankle is broken is an inability to put any weight on it. There will often be severe bruising and swelling at the sight of the injury. Your doctor may also order an x-ray be taken to determine the exact location and extent of the injury.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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