Are you suffering ankle pain from a recent, or not so recent car crash?
Your amazing ankles are one of the most important load-bearing parts of your body. They bear the weight of your body, and bend to move you around. To do their job correctly, they must be able to withstand the forces of walking and running. They provide power to the foot, and they must also be able to move in several directions, including side to side and rotating motion.
The ankle joint is composed of many parts. This link shows an excellent diagram of both the bone and ligament structures of the ankle. It is an interactive site which allows you to see all the bones, ligaments and tendons of the ankle if you would like to.
In a car wreck, the natural reaction of a driver or passenger is to brace themselves with one or both feet. This can force the foot and ankle in a direction it does not normally move. When this happens, many different types of painful ankle injuries can and do occur. It can even cause a compression injury similar in force what you would receive after jumping or falling on a hard surface.
The damage that can be caused by an ankle injury in car crash may lead to more than just a few weeks of pain. The only way to know if you have suffered an ankle injury is to get checked out at a health care clinic. Ankle pain may or may not go away on its own. It could lead to other stress related injuries caused by shifting your weight to your other leg or by putting more of your weight forward or backward on the affected ankle. The experts at Accident and Injury can pick you up to bring you to one of our convenient, professional clinics. We can help you “kick” that ankle pain!