Ankle Injuries

Did you know…


· Your ankle is made up of just three main bones, tibia, talus and fibula. They all allow the ankle to flex which creates up and down motions that help you walk, run and exercise. 

· The ankle joint is infamously wobbly. No matter how much time you spend on your feet, the ankle joint is not very stable because of the way it’s structured. Twisting or spraining is something most people encounter at least once in their lifetime.

· Ankle sprains are the most common injury in America. Given the fact that our ankles are typically weak and wobbly plus the level of activities we put on ourselves, it isn’t surprising that we have a high rate of sports injuries.

· Never just "walk off" an ankle sprain. If you try you will likely do more damage walking on an untreated ankle injury. Treatments could range from rest, ice, and medication to casts, braces, and surgery. Always seek a doctor’s care if you think you’ve sprained an ankle.

· Ankle tattoos are extremely painful since the foot and ankle don’t have much fat or flesh. The ankle and foot get so much daily use that it can take longer to heal from the procedure. It isn’t the worst thing you can do to your ankle but moving it up a little on your leg could be a better move.

If you have injured your ankle and need a diagnosis, contact the office at (727) 772-0800. Your ankle injury doesn’t have to stop you from your daily routine or sports activity. Alpha Omega Foot and Ankle offers a variety of serves that focus on non-emergency injuries along with surgical options. We customize treatment to fit your body and get you the help you need. 

Author
Dr. Raymon Hanna

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