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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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During a game against the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival lost his balance while skating backward and broke his ankle. According to a statement from the Blackhawks through Dr. Michael Terry, Rozsival suffered a fractured left ankle. The defenseman will require surgery to repair it and is not expected to return to full hockey activity until next season.

To ensure that a broken ankle completely heals, treatment should be sought right away. For assistance, see one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

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.

Treatment

Without proper care, a broken ankle may not heal properly and could cause arthritis and instability later in life. Therefore, seeking proper treatment is essential to making a full recovery.

There a number of steps you can take to accelerate the healing process however. Elevating your feet above your head and icing the ankle can reduce pain and swelling.

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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By Dr. Michael Stein
November 12, 2014
Category: Ankles
Tags: Broken Ankle   severe sprain  

This upcoming Monday, Nov. 17, is National Take a Hike Day. If you have the time, it’s a good excuse to get outside, go exploring, and take in some of the beautiful sights—urban and natural—the Bay Area has to offer. If you’ve suffered a serious ankle injury, though, it might be your pain that you’d like to go take a hike! You might also wonder what kind of injury you have—specifically, whether it’s a broken ankle or a severe sprain.

The difference between a severe sprain and a broken ankle is simple—sprains involve damage to the ligaments that hold bones together, while a broken ankle is a fracture or break in the bone itself. However, it may not always be obvious from the symptoms, as the two can superficially mimic one another. A severe sprain may also be masking a fracture if both occur at the same time. In either case, you can expect pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight on the joint, and in either case you should get off your feet immediately and follow the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) protocol for acute care.

Because of the similarity in symptoms, it’s in your best interest to get a painful ankle injury checked by an expert right away. There are a few minor differences, though, that can help you make an on-the-spot assessment. While this is no replacement for a diagnosis from a trained medical professional, it can help guide your initial response.

More than fractures, sprains tend to result in stiffness in the joint. That’s because the ligaments that hold bones together also allow them to move through the normal range of the joint; torn or swollen ligaments will often reduce range of motion (or at least make it more difficult or painful). Broken ankles, by contrast, are generally more tender to the touch. Also, if the joint looks deformed, or like anything is out of place, it’s probably broken.

You don’t want to mess around with a severe ankle injury—ignoring the pain or failing to take the right treatment steps necessary can lead to chronic pain and arthritis that can last for years. If you suffer an injury, call the experts at Foot Doctor of the East Bay for a full examination and treatment plan. We have three Bay Area offices to serve you; reach us at (510) 483-3390.

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Stay Active with an Ankle SprainNew York Jets player Dee Milliner suffered a high ankle sprain, ending his season. Milliner will have to contend with four to six weeks on the bench in order to recover. Official details of the diagnosis are yet to be announced; however, the injury’s severe swelling suggests a Grade 2 sprain.

Milliner will not participate in the Jets’ first game of the regular season to ensure full recovery from his injury. Most likely covering for Milliner during this period will be cornerbacks Antonio Allen and Ellis Lankster. “We feel confident that it’s healing nicely,” commented Jets coach Rex Ryan on Milliner’s condition.  

Sprained ankles will typically heal correctly when left alone, but sometimes professional help is needed. If you are seeking assistance with a sprained ankle, see podiatrist Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Steincan attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer all of your related questions.

How Do Ankle Sprains Happen?

Sprain injuries take place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are various ways that the ankle can become injured. In fact even the simple act of walking could cause a sprain. Ankle damage can occur by losing footing or walking on uneven terrain.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Skin discoloration

How Can I Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers helps. One of the most important things is avoiding further stress to the affected area.

Preventing Sprains

  • Wearing appropriate shoes
  • Stretching before participating in physical activity
  • Knowing your limitations

Sprain Treatment

Treatment of a sprain depends on its severity.  Many times people are told to rest and remain off their feet while others are given an air cast, which allows you to walk while stabilizing the ankle. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices, located in San Leandro, Pleasanton, and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all of your foot ankle injuries.

sports injuryOrioles’ catcher Matt Wieters left the game after his ankle rolled in the bottom of the fourth inning during a 6-5 loss against the Red Sox.  "Just precautionary," manager Buck Showalter said of the move. "He's fine. [He] went in and got some ice on it."

The foot injury was sustained as Wieters walked with the bases loaded to drive in a run in the fourth inning; he moved to second on a wild pitch, and then ran to third rolling his ankle on Ryan Flaherty’s inning ground out. Wieters will have some days off which will help him heal and rest his feet. "[Head athletic trainer] Richie [Bancells] said during the season he would have continued to play," Showalter said. "Just wanted to get some ice on it make sure it doesn't turn into something worse."

Getting back into sports from a foot or ankle injury can be frustrating and take time. If you sustained a foot or ankle injury and have been out on the sidelines as a result, see podiatrist Dr. Michael A. Stein of East Bay. Dr. Stein can help you get back into the game.  

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

Sprained ankles are a frustrating and painful ordeal many athletes go through. Recovery from a sprained ankle usually involves the RICE method. This includes:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

In addition, athletes should consider wearing an ankle brace in order to keep the ankle stabilized and alleviate any pain as it heals.

Stress fractures that occur in the foot and ankle come in two types. This includes stable and displaced. Stable stress fractures do not consist of any shifting in bone alignment while displaced stress fractures involve bone ends that do not line up.

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For more information, contact our office 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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