Monte Harrison, of the Milwaukee Brewers, was rounding third base when he suffered a broken ankle. Harrison, a member of the 2014 recruiting class in Nebraska, has been staying positive since the incident stating on social media, “Broken ankle…but can’t be sad now, all you gotta do is just smiling and get back to work!” Finally getting into the swing of things after leaving Class A to join the Brewers, Harrison believes he will be able to get back in due time. Last year Harrison was picked 50th overall in the 2014 MLB draft by the Brewers.
Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact Dr. Carl Ingrassia, DPM of Fords Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both these bones are 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. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are 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
- Bruising of the area
- Area appears to be deformed
If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Fords, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.