Avoiding Fractures and Ankle Tendonitis

One of the chief complaints among the podiatric arena is ankle injuries; whether it be ankle tendonitis or from a sports-related injury.

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Ankle Tendonitis/Fracture Prevention

There are some very basic precautions you can take to avoid the chronic and painful symptoms associated with an ankle fracture:

  1. Wear the proper type of footwear for the occasion
  2. Be aware of the environemnt – ice and snow can play havoc on the body, causing slips and falls which, in turn, will usually lead to an ankle fracture or worse
  3. Maintain a proper weight – obesity puts entirely too much stress on key joints which can result in significant fractures

Prevention of these potentially devastating injuries is a primary goal of orthopaedic surgeons, with special attention focused on weight management and smoking cessation. An ankle injury may be the result of too much stress or weight being put on the joint. Research has also shown that smokers (versus nonsmokers) have slower bone cell production, faster bone loss, longer healing time after a fracture or surgical incision and less successful ligament and joint surgery….More at Learn how to lower chances for an ankle fracture – Lexington Herald Leader

Contributing Factors for Ankle Injuries

  1. Smoking
  2. Obesity

These two things are among the top contributors that could lead to an ankle fracture, ankle tendonitis, or something worse.

Remember, the less stress on your joints will significantly reduce your chances of injury to your ankle or any other part of your body which could result in immobility, pain, or at an extreme, even surgery

 

Here's a great video that can help you be on your way to living a fracture-free life.  Enjpy.