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broken ankleMike Iupati, an NFL guard for the 49ers, was taken off the field and sidelined for what seems to be a broken ankle. After receiving the injury, 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh released a statement saying that the massive guard may have sustained a very serious, possible career-ending injury.

As the season is over, Iupati will miss OTA and, if the prognosis is severe enough, he will find it incredibly difficult to get back into shape for training. It is unclear whether Iupati will return to the field, whether he will even return at all, and what shape he will be in when or if he does.

A broken ankle is very serious and very painful. If you’ve sustained a broken ankle, it is essential you visit a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will treat your ankle and do his best to ensure a complete recovery.

Broken Ankles

A broken ankle is when a person fractures their tibia or fibula 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 and 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.

Prognosis of a broken ankle is normally good. The sooner your receive treatment the better. So if you suspect an ankle fracture, seek treatment as soon as possible.

For more information, contact one of our offices in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, or Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Venric Mark appeared in just three games this season. (USATSI)Venric Mark of the Wildcats suffered an ankle fracture and now is off the field as a result. Mark’s fracture has not only benched him, but also prevents him from playing for the rest of the season. With Mark in the recovery process, the Wildcats’ chances of appearing in the final bowl have slimmed. Currently the Wildcats have appeared in the final bowl for the last five years.

Broken ankles are a common problem, especially in athletes. If you think your ankle is broken, podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care can diagnose your problem and discuss with you the best options available to you.

Broken Ankles

The ankle consists of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The tibia and the fibula are the two bones that connect to your knees. They sit directly above the talus bone, which is protected by a fibrous membrane and allows slight movement in the ankle joint. A break usually occurs in one of these bones after the foot is twisted too far, a strong impact like jumping from a great height, or repeated stresses like running.

Diagnosis

If you suffer an ankle injury, it is essential that you receive a correct diagnosis. One of the first signs that the ankle is broken is an inability to put any weight on it. There will often be severe bruising and swelling at the sight of the injury. Your doctor may also order an x-ray be taken to determine the exact location and extent of the injury.

Treatment

Without proper care, a broken ankle may not heal properly and could cause arthritis and instability later in life. Therefore, seeking proper treatment is essential to making a full recovery.

There a number of steps you can take to accelerate the healing process however. Elevating your feet above your head and icing the ankle can reduce pain and swelling. Your doctor may decide that surgery is the best option, meaning you will likely be in a cast for at least three months.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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Broken FootColorado's State forward Stanton Kidd will need an operation to repair a stress fracture in his shin, school officials validates. Kidd, is senior transfer of North Carolina. The athlete was booked to have the surgical procedure on his leg but was postponed due to flooding which impacted Northern Colorado.

The stress fracture occurred before his arrival at Colorado State University in the summer. Kidd’s injury has been causing him pain for some time now, and will not be able to play for the Rams this season.

Dealing with a stress fracturelike Kidd can be a painful endeavor. Treatment and recovery can be aided with the help of a podiatrist, like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can help by examining the stress fracture and determining the best course of treatment.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use.  Then the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus called stress fractures.

What are Stress Fractures?

Common among individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:

-runners                                 
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-gymnastics
-high impact workouts

Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves in high impact will aggravate pain.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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