During a car accident, you plant your feet instinctively on the floor to brace for impact. This leads to ankle injuries from the extreme forces transferred from the floor to your ankle during the incident.
These injuries are made worse by the fact that the lower portion of your body is not protected by seatbelts and airbags like other parts of your body. A broken ankle can severely limit your mobility. Specialized broken ankle treatment will allow you to recover quickly and walk again.
If you injure your ankle in an accident or suffer from chronic pain, contact our Conyers Chiropractors to schedule a free consultation.
There are three bones that form your ankle. Each one can get injured in a car accident. These are the tibia, fibula, and talus. The tibia, otherwise known as the shinbone, is the main bone of the lower leg and makes up the medial or inside anklebone.
Next, parallel to this bone and making up the other portion of the lower leg, is the fibula. It is the smaller of the two bones. Third, is the talus or ankle bone that is underneath the first two bones. You may have sustained a broken ankle after a car accident if there is:
A bad sprain will sometimes mask the symptoms of a broken ankle. Therefore, an X-ray is an important first step in making a diagnosis. The initial X-ray may tell us all we need to know. However, many times locating hard to find breaks such as hairline fractures requires our state of the art CT scans and MRI’s. Extensive follow-up involves more imaging to make sure everything is healing properly and bones are in place.
At AICA Conyers, we want you to return to the quality of life you had before your car accident. Our Chiropractors are experts in diagnosing and treating your ankle injury in order to make that happen as soon as possible. Even when your bones have healed we don’t stop providing high-quality care.
Just because your bones have healed, doesn’t mean that your strength is back. Our physical therapists will work with you to make sure you get back the full range of motion you had before your car accident. Call us at (404) 602-0386 and make an appointment to begin healing your ankle today.