If you suspect an ankle injury, the most common form is either a sprain or a fracture.
Usually caused by a more violent blow or twisting trauma to the ankle, symptoms of a fractured ankle bone or bones include:
- Instant and severe pain
- Disfiguring swelling and bruising
- Tender and painful to touch
- Inability to place any weight on the injured leg
A severe spraining of the tendons and ligaments in the ankle can often mask the symptoms of a fractured ankle, so it’s important that any ankle injury is examined and attended to by a qualified physician. Only a qualified physician can provide an accurate and reliable assessment of the severity of the injury.