Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care -  - Podiatrists

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

Podiatrists located in Castle Rock, CO

Ankle Fractures Specialist

Ankle fractures can prevent individuals from doing their regular activities while these injuries heal. Some fractures heal with nonsurgical treatments, but others require surgical procedures to repair the broken bones. Dr. Jessica Herzog and Dr. Paul Stone at Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care provide treatment for ankle fractures, including surgical treatment.

Ankle Fractures Q & A

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

What are the Signs of Ankle Fractures?

The severity of ankle fractures can vary widely depending on how many bones are fractured and whether or not the ankle joint is stable. Symptoms that occur with ankle fractures include severe and sudden pain, swelling, tenderness, and bruising or discoloration. Those who have an ankle fracture usually aren’t able to put any weight on the affected foot. In some cases, ankle fractures can cause a deformity.

What Causes Ankle Fractures?

Ankle fractures occur when one or more bones in the ankle joint break in one or more places. These bones include the shinbone, lower leg bone, and the bone that’s between the heel bone and leg bones. Ligaments can also tear with an ankle fracture, which makes the joint more unstable. This can happen when individuals rotate their ankle the wrong way or when they fall and land on their ankle, causing it to twist. Ankle fractures can also occur in car accidents, especially when there is a significant impact on the ankle.

How are Ankle Fractures Diagnosed?

Diagnosing ankle fractures involves physically examining the affected ankle and lower leg and taking imaging tests, such as X-rays and stress tests. X-rays provide a detailed view of the ankle bones, while stress tests help determine if surgery is needed. Other imaging tests used for diagnosing ankle fractures include magnetic resonance imaging scans and computerized tomography scans.

What Nonsurgical Treatments are Available for Ankle Fractures?

When the ankle joint is stable, ankle fractures usually heal with nonsurgical treatment. These treatment options include wearing a leg cast or brace for a certain period of time, slowly putting weight on the affected foot after 6 weeks or so, and doing physical therapy if needed to strengthen the ankle joint and make it more flexible.

What Surgical Treatments are Available for Ankle Fractures?

When the ankle joint is unstable or when fractures are severe, surgery is sometimes recommended to repair the damage. Different procedures are available depending on the type of fracture that occurred. Some procedures involve repositioning the affected bone fragments and allowing them to heal. Other procedures involve the use of bone grafts to restore the ankle joint. For those who have surgery, the healing process can take several months.

Insurance

Major Insurance Providers Accepted. Here is a short list of the. Please contact the office if you do not see your provider listed.

AARP
Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
Medicare
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
United Healthcare
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    "Definitely a premier foot & ankle operation and I would highly suggest Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care to anyone who needs to get back on their feet."

    Max H.
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    " I highly recommend Castle Rock Foot and Ankle Care to everyone! I will be taking my parents there for their foot care as well!"

    Steve J.
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    "My experience with Dr. Herzog and all the staff was an extremely good one! I highly recommend Dr. Herzog!"

    Gary L.
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    "My experience with Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care has been exceptional and I would highly recommend them for everything from orthotics to surgery."

    Gail H.
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    "My feet issues will require lifelong care and I'm finally confident and stress free in knowing I have someone I can trust to do that. Thx Dr. Herzog."

    Andrew D.
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    "The office staff is all very nice to deal with. I've been very happy with him and would highly recommend this practice."

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    "The staff at Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care are as nice and caring and competent as I've seen and together, they made a nasty ordeal as good as it could possibly be."

    Don B.
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    "Definitely a premier foot & ankle operation and I would highly suggest Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care to anyone who needs to get back on their feet."

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Location
Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care
2352 Meadows Boulevard, Suite 270
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 720-336-2142
Fax: (303) 814-0020
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720-336-2142