Broken ankle and broken foot treatment principle
Bone fracture is the most common bone disease in the world. This kind of bone disease could happen on any part of human body bone in any life period and genders. We already talked about bone fracture causes , types of bone fractures in general in other articles on our site. In this article we will explain some general information about breaking ankles (broken ankle) and foot fracture.
Breaking ankles ( broken ankle ) and foot fracture.
When people have breaking ankles because of sudden fall or trauma, they may recognize immediately. They feel severe sudden pain, maybe patient could even hear the bones broken sound from fractured area. You may just feel hurt sometimes, but you can’t be sure if ankle fracture or not. If so, try to find out your condition is consistent with these following symptoms.
Breaking ankles ( broken ankle ) and foot fracture symptoms.
- The ankle or foot (or a toe) can not move, or every move will feel severe pain.
- There is pain when you touch the area that you suspect of broken with finger.
- The local area getting swelling or bruising.
- If you’re still not sure, you’d better treat it as a fracture for the sake of insurance. Fix your foot or ankle with stick, go to the emergency as soon as you can.
So, what is the broken foot, broken ankle treatment at home?
When really known or suspected foot fracture or breaking ankle happen, you can handle the injured area according to the following method.
Take off shoes and socks carefully and fixed the injured foot, ankle and lower leg.
How to fix the broken ankle or foot?
One of the fixing method is , find a board, straight stick or thick magazine use as splint to fix the whole lower part of the calf. Put some towel or gauze in to between the foot and the splint. Then use the rope, or belt tie strip up. Don’t too loose or too tight. If too loose, splint cannot fix the broken ankle very well. If too tight could prevent blood circulation in foot blood vessel. Moreover, don’t tie the fracture area directly.
Another way to fix a foot or ankle is to wrap it gently with a pillow or a few layers of towel when you cannot find any stick or magazine. Then fix it well. So that a ring-shape plaster mold is ready.
After all this fixing procedures, patient must go to the hospital as soon as they can. Broken ankle or foot should be diagnosed with X-ray, necessary examination and get appropriate treatment by orthopedist.