How do you get a fracture in your ankle?

A broken or fractured ankle occurs when one or more bones in your ankle break. These bones include the tibia, fibula, and talus. Usually, ankle breaks are caused by falls, high impact sports, car accidents, or injuries that place excessive force on the ankle. Treatment depends on the severity of the break.

Can you walk on fractured ankle?

Many people assume that if you can put weight on the ankle then it isn’t broken, however, it is possible to walk on a broken ankle, particularly with a less severe fracture. If you’re concerned your ankle may be broken, we recommend contacting your doctor, who can conduct an examination or order and xray if necessary.

What are the signs of a fractured ankle?

Pain at the fracture site, which may extend from the foot to the knee. Significant swelling, either localized or along the length of the leg. Bruising that appears soon after the injury. Inability to walk, usually a sign of a severe break (it’s possible to walk with less severe breaks)

Can you fracture your ankle by rolling it?

Fractures can occur due to rolling the ankle in or out, twisting the ankle side to side, extreme flexing or extending of the joint, or severe force applied to the joint by coming straight down on it as in jumping from a high level.

How painful is a broken ankle?

If you fractured your ankle, you will likely experience immediate, sharp pain and possible swelling. Additional symptoms include: Pain that spreads throughout the foot and up your leg, toward your knee. Intensifying pain if you try to bear weight on your foot.

Is a broken ankle an emergency?

If you are unable to see your doctor and have any of the signs or symptoms of an ankle fracture, you should go to an emergency department as soon as possible. The following signs and symptoms call for immediate care at an emergency department: Gross deformity of the ankle bones. Bones visible outside your skin.

How do you know if you have a fractured ankle?

Was there a noise when it happened? A sprain may occur silently,or in severe cases there may be a popping sound.

  • Is your ankle misshapen? While swelling is a symptom of both injuries,if your ankle looks clearly “off,” it’s most likely because a bone is broken.
  • Does your ankle feel numb? With a sprain,you feel pain.
  • Where is the pain?
  • How to break my ankle in one night without pain?

    – Get some high heels. – Run around until you fall, twisting the ankle. – If you have stairs, trip and fall down them, twisting the ankle. – If you ankle hurts after this, good. If it doesn’t, repeat steps above until it does. – Hop on bad ankle not holding on to anything with high heels (make sure to twist it and fall). – Do some other hazardous things.

    What is the recovery time for ankle fractures?

    raise your ankle if possible

  • gently hold an ice pack (or a bag of frozen peas) wrapped in a towel on your ankle for 15 to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours
  • stop any bleeding – put pressure on the wound using a clean cloth or dressing
  • if your ankle is not at an odd angle,wrap it loosely in a bandage to help support it
  • How do you fracture your ankle with an umbrella?


  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Inability to put your body weight on the injured ankle
  • Skin discoloration