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How do I know if my ankle injury is a fracture or a sprain?

How do I know if my ankle injury is a fracture or a sprain?

Symptoms can be similar, but fractures are associated with: pain at the site of the fracture that can extend from the foot to the knee, significant swelling, blisters over the injury site, bruising soon after the injury, and bone protruding from the skin. The latter is the sign of a compound fracture, which requires immediate […]

Is it possible to fracture and sprain your ankle at the same time?

It is possible – and a bad sprain can hide the fracture. The best course of action is to have your injured ankle evaluated as soon as possible. This will ensure that you get the right diagnosis and treatment. If you can’t see a doctor right away, follow the RICE principle – Rest, Ice, Compression, […]

Will I need surgery on my ankle sprain or fracture?

Most ankle fractures and some sprains are treated by immobilizing the join in a cast or splint to encourage healing. Surgery may be needed to repair fractures with severe misalignment to properly unite and realign broken bones. You may be required to keep weight off of the injury – your doctor will monitor your healing […]

Do you have Chronic Ankle Instability?

by Dr. Michael Nute Do you have a “bad ankle?” Maybe you injured it in the past, and it still feels painful or just wobbly and weak. Chronic ankle instability can be a nuisance. Do you feel like the only shoes you can walk in are high topped boots? Then it may be time to […]

What Can Be Seen in an X-Ray of My Foot and Ankle?

by Dr. Steven Waldman Why does my podiatrist take X-Rays, and how do they work? X-Rays or “Radiographs” are taken frequently in many types of doctors offices, including podiatrists. Many patients, however, don’t truly understand just how beneficial these pictures can be. In the case of podiatry, a radiograph of your feet can give the […]

What is an unna boot?

by Dr. Christopher Milkie In today’s world, we are constantly looking for the next best thing. Do you have the newest iPad? The newest all-wheel drive technology on your car? Medicine doesn’t seem to be an exception to this rule. Medications are constantly in flux. What worked yesterday is old news, and today there is […]

Andy Pettitte’s Ankle Injury

by Dr. Michael Nute New York Yankees left-handed pitchen Andy Pettitte fractured his left ankle on June 27, 2012. He will miss at least six weeks. The 40-year-old Pettitte was nailed on the ankle by a line drive during a game against the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees said Pettitte would heal hopefully without requiring surgery. […]

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Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists of Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Mequon, Wisconsin (WI) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrists, Dr. Steven Waldman, Dr. Christopher Milkie and Dr. Lucy Meier can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
Our podiatrists, foot surgeons and staff of our Milwaukee area podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love!
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