Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks will be missing out on six weeks of play and practice following a broken ankle injury in the game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Burks had collided with Paul Pierce and had to leave the game for treatment. An MRI revealed that the 24-year-old sustained a fractured fibula and will be on recovery for an indefinite amount of time, unable to return to the team. Burks will not be undergoing surgery but will have to wear a cast on his foot.
Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles speak to Dr. Roy A. Rothman, DPM of Florida. Our doctor will attend to all of your podiatric 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 Debrary, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.