An ankle fracture is often caused by an injury or trauma. Common causes include a twisted or rolled ankle, or heavy impact from falling. If you have an ankle fracture, you will need an X-ray to confirm the fracture type. From there, your GP can plan your treatment program.
Treatments for an ankle fracture include surgery or keeping the ankle still. Ankle fractures take six to 10 weeks to fully heal.
Your GP may give you pain relief and check the type of ankle fracture you have. If your ankle fracture is serious, it may need surgery. If it is mild, you may just need to keep it still for several weeks. Your GP may give you a splint for your fracture to keep it still.
Your GP may suggest you see a specialist to check the type of fracture and make a treatment plan.
Your GP may check on your ankle fracture while it heals.
If your ankle remains swollen, weak or stiff, your GP may suggest you see a physiotherapist for treatment and
more scans. Your GP may discuss how to slowly ease back into sports and how to tape your ankle to support it
and prevent another injury.