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Chandler Office

  • 595 N. Dobson, Suite D-71
    Chandler, AZ 85224
  • Phone: 480-963-9000
  • Toll Free: 877-866-2417
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Gilbert Office

  • 2680 S Val Vista Drive
    Gilbert, AZ 85295
  • Phone: 480-981-1800
  • Fax: 480-981-0229
  • Toll Free: 877-866-2417
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  • Suite #177, Building #14
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How can I tell if my ankle is broken?

There are several ways to tell if your ankle is broken. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Did it hurt severely at the moment the injury occurred?
  • Is it tender when you just touch it?
  • Is the area swollen?
  • Has bruising discolored the skin?
  • Does it look crooked or “out of place?”
  • Is it impossible to put weight on it without a lot of pain?

If you answered yes to many of these questions, a fracture is likely. You won’t know for sure until you come in to Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona for an x-ray, but even if it is a sprain and not a broken bone, you’ll still need prompt and effective treatment so the damaged ligaments can heal.

Ankle injuries—whether from a fall, an accident, or while playing sports or running—should never be ignored. Not healing properly increases your risk for arthritis, repeated injuries, or a chronically unstable ankle joint in future years. Give our podiatry practice in Metro Phoenix a call: in Chandler, AZ dial (480) 963-9000, and in Gilbert (480) 981-1800. Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment are our trademark services, and we can help you recover completely.

Dr. David Laurino
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