The flexibility and strength of the ankle joints allow for incredible physical feats. They can easily withstand the considerable force that kicking a ball or leaping up to catch one can generate, but it takes only one poor landing to cause a serious joint injury. Common ankle injuries are bone breaks, muscle strains, and ligament sprains. While many of these injuries can occur during an athletic activity, they are just as common in everyday life. A slippery patch of icy sidewalk or unseen child’s toy can cause a fall and ankle trauma just as easily as a kick to the ankle or the rolling of it. Because ankle injuries often produce the same complications, including pain, stiffness, and bruising, it is important to seek professional treatment. An orthopedic doctor can identify the nature of an ankle injury and prescribe appropriate treatment for it.
When an ankle injury happens, consult the orthopedic experts at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. Call (718) 690-9520 to learn about the ankle injuries we treat. Our website also describes our treatment options for our Forest Hills patients.