How long does it take for a broken ankle to heal?

It is difficult to provide an accurate answer without seeing you here in our office, but a broken bone will usually (depending on severity and patient) heal within 4-8 weeks. Beyond the bone healing, it may take up to several months for normal and full range of motion to be restored.

One factor that can affect the timeframe for a broken ankle recovery is the willingness and ability of a patient to follow doctor instructions. Individuals who neglect to do so will find that recovering from a broken ankle can take longer than it otherwise would.

When you sustain an ankle injury, even if you think it is merely a sprain, it is important to come to either our Miami Beach or Miami Shores foot doctor offices so we can properly diagnose the condition for you. Sprains and fractures can actually have similar symptoms and it is important to know which injury has been sustained.

Omega Medical Group is here for all your lower limb needs, so contact us by calling (305) 514-0404 and we will be glad to answer any questions you have.  Schedule an appointment at either our offices today. If you’d prefer, simply take a moment right now and connect with us online!

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