Ankle fracture recovery time depends on your individual health and the seriousness of your injury. A simple fracture where the bones stay aligned will heal more quickly than a complex one that requires surgery. In general, you can expect six or more weeks to recover. Even after that, you may need to take it easy for a time. The doctors will check your healing progress by taking regular X-rays and using them to determine when it is safe for you to return to your activities.
Focused care during your recovery also makes a difference. Keep the joint immobilized and follow all your instructions for bearing weight or physical therapy. Healthy eating and activity habits will boost your immune system and benefit your bone growth. If you think you may have an ankle fracture, or have any other lower limb discomfort, contact the experts at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists for an appointment or more information. Call (512) 328-8900 or visit the online contact page to reach us.