Types of Broken Ankle and how to Recover Fast?

Symptoms of Broken Ankle:

You might hear a sound of snapping or grinding while ankle bone break or here are some of the other symptoms:

  • Bruising
  • Difficulty bearing weight
  • Dizziness due to pain
  • Bleeding in some cases
  • Severe pain
  • Tenderness
  • Difficulty in walking or moving the foot
  • The dislocated shape of the foot
  • Sometimes bone sticks out of the skin

Types of Ankle Injuries:

As the ankle is not made up of one or two bones, fracture depends on the amount of force that was applied to it.

Various types of Ankle injuries include:

Lateral Malleolus Fracture

These are the most common fractures. It involves the bony knob that can be seen outside of the ankle called the lateral malleolus.

Medial Malleolus Fracture:

This type of fracture affects the inside knob of the ankle that is called the medial malleolus. It usually happens at the end of the tibia.

Bimalleolar ankle fracture

Bimalleolar ankle fracture involves inside and outside knobs in the ankle. Fibula and tibia, both are affected by this type of fracture.

There are many other types of ankle fractures such as

  • Bimalleolar equivalent fracture
  • Posterior malleolus fracture
  • Trimalleolar fracture
  • Pilon fracture
  • Maisonneuve fracture
  • Syndesmotic injury

What to do If your Ankle is Broken?

If your ankle is broken you must visit the doctor as soon as possible. Meanwhile, you can apply ice, to reduce pain.

Ways to Treak Broken Ankle.

Walking boot, cast, or splint:

These types of treatments can recover ankle if the injury is mild. These treatments help to keep the ankle on its place while the bone heals.


Crutches help you to walk without bearing weight on your ankle that helps in ankle recovery.


If your broken bone is dislocated, putting it back on its place is known as reduction. It is a painful process, so sometimes anesthesia is used to control the pain.


For severe ankle pain, Surgery is recommended. Metal rods, plates, screws are used to realign the bone. This process is used in the worst conditions of ankle fracture.

How much Time is Required to Recover Completely?

Exact time can’t be guessed as it depends on many factors. Age, current health, type of injury and consumption of quality food can faster or slower the process of injury healing.

Tips to Recover Fast:

Follow the instructions of your doctor to recover the injury as soon as possible. But here are some tips as well that you can follow to avoid pain and recover fast.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Drink Bone broth
  • Avoid Smoking
  • Rest
  • Increase Collagen Intake
  • Visit the doctor regularly.



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My name is Anna. Friends call me Annie. I’m a writer by profession and foodie for love. I will share my thoughts on foods their benefits and side effects.