ankle sprain, ankle fracture, podiatry, brandon

Brandon Podiatrist talks about the difference between a sprain and fracture

ankle sprain, ankle fracture, podiatry, brandon

Brandon Podiatrist talks about the difference between a sprain and fracture

Dr. Rajnish Manohar has podiatry offices in both Brandon and Zephyrhills, Florida. There are a variety of foot-related conditions that he can help with, including the sprain or fracture of an ankle. There are actually three types of things described in this category: fractures, sprains, and strains. Here’s some information about them.

What are Ankle Fractures, Sprains, and Strains?

The feet and ankles work together to provide support and movement to the body. A foot or ankle strain is a soft tissue injury. Usually, a sprain takes place when an injury pulls, stretches, or tears the ligaments that link bone to bone. A fracture is in fact a break in the bone. Read about these in more detail below.

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Ankle Bones are Fractured

Fractured bones around the ankle may appear like the look and feel of a sprain or strain. An x-ray might be required to diagnose a fracture, since clinically sprains and pressures look extremely similar. They might all have localized inflammation, swelling and bruising.

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Ankle Ligaments are Sprained

An ankle sprain is usually when the ankle is turned side-to-side and one of the ligaments– normally the outside of the ankle– is stretched. A ligament stretch can cause a rupture, where it is totally torn in half.

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Ankle Tendons are Strained

An ankle strain is a stretching injury of the tendon. Like ligaments, tendons can likewise rupture when they are torn and/or become removed.

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Ankle Sprain and Ankle Fracture Causes

Sports  injuries are the most common causes of foot and ankle sprains and fractures. Football players are especially vulnerable to foot and ankle sprains and fractures. Basketball players are prone to ankle strains, and runners could get tension fractures of the ankle or foot. Gymnasts and dancers might also be prone to those same kinds of fractures.

You don’t have to be playing a sport to injure your ankle. Tripping on uneven ground is another common cause of foot and ankle strains and fractures.

Diagnosis and Treatment or Ankle Sprains and Fractures

Dr. Manohar will thoroughly examine your feet and ankles and take a full case history. He will likewise purchase tests, consisting of an X-ray, ultrasound, or MRI, to identify the extent of your injury. If you have a fracture that’s clearly noticeable on X-ray, you might not need added screening. Ultrasounds and MRIs are useful for finding soft issue injuries (including torn ligaments) and anxiety fractures.

Treatment will certainly depend on your injury. If you have a damaged bone, Dr. Manohar will probably consult a surgeon and try to “lower” the fracture, meanings lining up the ends of the bones so they can recover properly. (You’ll be offered an anesthetic to numb the area initially.) If the fracture is “unsteady,” suggesting that the ends of the bone do not remain in place after a decrease, surgery might be required. Dr. Manohar may refer to you to a surgeon, where he can utilize metal plates and screws to fix busted bones.

Tension fractures are treated with rest and immobilization. Dr. Manohar will certainly instruct you to remain off the afflicted ankle until healing is full. Crutches and/or a special “boot” or cast may be utilized to immobilize the area.

Sprains are likewise treated with a duration of immobilization. Depending on the level of your sprain, you might have the ability to resume activity relatively quickly, or you could need to put on a soft cast or unique “boot” and make use of crutches for a duration of weeks.

Expert athletes might go through surgery to repair broken ligaments.

Oral anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, can be utilized to reduce discomfort, swelling, and inflammation.

Prevention of Ankle Sprains and Ankle Fractures

A pre-activity warm-up can prevent ankle sprains and fractures as well as using the correct shoes. If you’re an athlete, talk with Dr. Manohar to identify which shoes are best for your sport. Athletic shoes should be changed yearly; running shoes should be replaced every 300– 400 miles or so. If you are running or walking, try to avoid uneven surfaces.

If you have a swollen ankle and you think it may be sprained, strained, or fractured, please contact Dr. Rajnish Manohar at his Brandon office (813) 502-5904 or in Zephyrhills (813) 782-3233. Alternately, you can submit a request by clicking the button below to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Rajnish Manohar, has more than 20 years of healthcare experience.

Dr. Manohar has been in private practice as a Podiatrist in Zephyrhills since 2001, treating Foot and Ankle Pain including Diabetic Foot Pain and Neuropathy, as well as, providing routine Diabetic Foot Care.
Dr. Manohar is board certified by the American Board of medical specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Manohar resides in Temple Terrace, Florida.
Dr. Manohar specializes in treating foot and ankle pain, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel spurs, Neuromas, Peripheral Neuropathy, Ingrown toenails, Non healing wounds, corns, calluses, Warts, Cysts, Toenail fungus.
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