Bones are some of the hardest and most resilient structures in the body. However, even this has its limits and injury can occur anytime. A talus fracture in particular is one which occurs when there is a bone breakage in the ankle.
Bone healing can be a lengthy process especially for bones that have suffered a severe fracture. This is often caused by high impact accidents such as vehicular accidents or direct application of force to the ankle. Surgical treatments can be very difficult and recovery even more complicated. This is why recovering from a talus fracture should not be taken lightly.
Visit a podiatrist if you suspect a talus fracture has occurred. This is for proper diagnosis and treatment of your foot condition. Dr. John Schilero is a podiatrist who specializes in helping people with Talus fractures.
Contact your podiatrist for advice. Rest the foot if you suspect an injury. This is to prevent further injury to the ankle. Applying ice over the area could help reduce swelling. Pain medications such as Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs stops swelling while giving immediate pain relief. Immobilize the feet to prevent further injury.
Simple exercises to strengthen the foot and ankles
Prolonged inactivity weakens the muscles and only makes the recovery period longer. Try moving your feet as soon as your podiatrist has cleared you. Below are a few foot exercises to help you strengthen those foot muscles. Always consult with your podiatrist first before exercising.
- Moving your foot and ankle up and down. Do this exercise for about 10 to 20 times repeatedly. Stop the exercise when pain is felt.
- Moving your foot and ankle in an in and out motion. Again, do this 10 to 20 times repeatedly and stop if pain is felt.
- Move your foot and ankle in a circular motion and repeat 10 times in a clockwise motion. Repeat this 10 times in a counter clockwise motion.
Consult a podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment. At Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute located in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and Wellington, we specialize in helping people with Talus fractures. To schedule an appointment, call 561-694-7776 EXT. 2112.