7 Tips for Recovering from a Broken or Dislocated Ankle
Broken foot in cast

Get back on your feet with some recovery basics.

The end of the shinbone (tibia), the end of the other lower leg bone (fibula), and the talus bone make up your ankle joint. Ankle fractures and dislocations can be either simple—involving just one bone—or complex—involving multiple bones. Recovery depends on the type, location, complexity and treatment. Some fractures only need rest and protection, while others require surgery and weeks of rehabilitation.

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