Ankle fractures can be very painful and can significantly interfere with your mobility. Although some fractures require surgery, in many cases, your orthopedist can offer noninvasive treatments that are effective and help you avoid the downtime that comes with a surgical procedure.
Your orthopedist will determine which kind of treatment is right for you based on a number of factors, including the location and severity of the fracture. You may wear a cast to hold the bones in the right position, and your doctor may recommend that you use the RICE protocol—rest, ice, compress, and elevate—for a specific period of time. In addition, you may need to modify your normal activities for up to eight weeks.
Whether noninvasive treatments can work for your ankle injury or you need orthopedic surgery for the best possible outcome, Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine is here to help. Make an appointment with an orthopedist in Queens today by calling (718) 897-2228.