Print this page

A-Z of Injuries

Ankle & Foot - Fractured Ankle

A fractured ankle is normally due to a fall where the ankle twists under the weight of the body. An x-ray will be required to decide the extent of the damage and whether surgery or casting is required.

Signs & symptoms:

  • Ankle trauma
  • Ankle swelling and deformity
  • Ankle pain and loss of movement.

Walking as soon as is advised by the orthopaedic consultant is essential to prevent further unwanted wasting of muscles. The aim of physiotherapy treatment is to restore normal joint movement, improve strength and prevent further degeneration.