What You Need to Know About Ankle Fractures
JUNE 3, 2014|REBECCA GARROD
If you have fractured any part of your ankle, you may suffer from pain and swelling throughout the whole ankle and it may be painful for you to stand. If you suspect that you may have fractured your ankle, you should seek urgent medical attention and if your bones have been misaligned, surgery may be needed to correct this.
Physiotherapy after Ankle Fracture
Your physiotherapist will be able to recommend a foot and ankle consultant to see you as soon as possible. If you have sustained a fracture, it is likely that you will have to have your ankle placed in a cast or boot for some time.
Physiotherapy will be essential at this time to make sure the rest of the leg does not become weak. When the cast or boot is removed, physio will also be essential to regain full range of movement, stability and strength.
Ankle Fracture Treatment
If you have had an ankle fracture in the past and did not exercise or rehabilitate, it is advisable that you see a physiotherapist so that they can assess whether the range of motion and strength of your ankle can be restored.
If you are suffering from ankle pain, it may not be a fracture. Contact us today on 0207 884 0374 or visit our local Physio Comes To You page.
Ankle Fracture? Physio is Crucial to Your Recovery!
JANUARY 12, 2014|REBECCA GARROD
Fractures in the ankle will cause a lot of pain and swelling. If you are in a lot of pain and are having difficulty standing, we recommend that you seek urgent medical attention to confirm whether you have fractured your ankle.
Seeking a qualified physiotherapist is recommended
If you have fractured your ankle, surgery may be required and it is likely that you will have to wear a cast or boot to keep the ankle joint fixed. It is very important to complete physiotherapy during this period to make sure the rest of the leg does not become weak. Physiotherapy is also necessary after the cast or boot has been removed to regain strength, flexibility and movement around the ankle.
Woman with a ankle fracture
If you sustained an ankle fracture and did not receive any physio, it is recommended that you have a physio assessment to ascertain whether strength, flexibility and movement can be restored.
Physiocomestoyou Ltd are the leading provider of specialists physiotherapists who come to you at home or work throughout London and the UK.