Actress Jessica Alba took to Twitter after injuring her ankle when she dropped a plate on it.  She tweeted pictures of her swollen ankle and the ankle being X-rayed.  However, she still managed to be on set for her upcoming film, Machete Kills, despite suffering the injury. 

Broken or injured ankles can be a serious detriment to everyday tasks. Podiatrists like Dr. James Ricketti at his practice specialize in treating patients with foot and ankle injuries. With the help of a podiatrist, a broken ankle can become a manageable injury, and they’ll have you back on your feet in no time – literally.

A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibular in the lower leg and ankle area. The tibia is the bone of the lower leg that is known to be the weight-bearing bone and is also more commonly called the shin. The fibula is the bone that is found on the outside of the leg and is smaller than the tibia. These bones are both attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.

When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankle fractures are very common since they occur in an area that suffers a lot of weight bearing and stress; therefore this area is more prone to suffering from fractures. There some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle, the following symptoms may be present.

Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle
- Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle.
- Swelling around the area.
- Colorful bruising of the area.
- Area appears to be deformed.

Even though breaking your ankle can be a serious injury, getting back on your feet can be done in no time with the help of your podiatrist.

If you have any questions, please contact our office which is located Hamilton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot complications.

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