Ankle fractures are common injuries, which often involve broken tibia or fibula. Ankle fractures are often due to improper ankle rolling or twisting. The following activities have high risks: basketball, football, jumping or running.
The common symptoms include: severe pain, ankle swelling, blisters, bruising, foot numbness, lower leg pain, knee pain, walking difficulty, bone exposing. In severe cases, the skin, blood vessels and nerves may also be damaged.
Ankle fractures often require immediate medical treatment. Depending on the fracture severity, emergency surgery may be required to fix the injured ankle. Ice packs or anti-inflammatory medication can be used to reduce swelling and pain.