Shortstop Derek Jeter is down with an ankle fracture. He is likely out for at least 3 months. Fractures are never good news whether we are talking about playing sports or walking down the steep hills of Seattle.
The most common ankle injury involves a sharp twist of the ankle or a direct impact that can break at least one (or more) of the ankle bones.
Symptoms of a fracture can be:
- Pain, swelling, tenderness and bruising at the ankle joint
- Limited range of motion in the ankle joint
- Inability to bear weight
- The lower part of the leg may be deformed
An x-ray is the only way to rule out a fracture. Don't try to guess! Call our office at 206.368.7000 if you are in pain and have any of the symptoms listed above. Even if you don't have these symptoms, call us anyway. We can put your mind at ease and help reduce your pain level.
A fractured ankle is usually treated with casting (done in our office) to prevent movement while healing takes place. There are times when surgical stabilization is necessary, as in the case of more severe fractures.
Our website offers more information on baseball injuries. Take a look...and take care.
Rion A. Berg, DPM
Board Certified Foot Surgeon
Our office is located in Lake City within 10 minutes of Shoreline, Kenmore, Juanita, Sandpoint, Meadowbrook, Wedgewood, Maple Leaf, Broadview, Greenwood, Northgate, and Pinehurst. Parking is free. For bus commuters, routes 41 and 243 stop right in front of our office at 26th & NE 125th. Address: 2611 NE 125th St., Ste 130, Seattle, WA 98125.