Ankle Injuries

Ankle Injuries

Ankle Injuries services offered in Corona and Ontario, CA

Approximately 2 million people sprain their ankle every year, making ankle injuries among the most common reasons people come to Advanced Care Foot and Ankle for expert help. At the Corona and Ontario, California, offices, the podiatry specialists, including Norris Morrison, DPM, Lateef Lawal, DPM, and Brian Constantine, DPM, treat ankle injuries of all types, including sprains, strains, and fractures. Call the office in your area or use the provided link to arrange your appointment now.

What are ankle injuries?

An ankle injury includes damage in the bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, or other parts of your ankle joint. Ankle injuries can happen in many ways, ranging from sports injuries to losing your footing.

Age-related issues, like bone weakening and loss of ligament elasticity, can increase your likelihood of experiencing an ankle injury. But, people of all ages can have ankle injuries at any time.

What are the different types of ankle injuries?

The most common types of ankle injuries are: 

Ankle sprains

Ankle sprains happen due to overstretching or tearing in one or more of the ligaments that connect your ankle bones and stabilize your ankle. There are three grades of ankle sprains, including grade one (stretching but no tear), grade two (partial ligament tear), and grade three (full ligament tear). 

Ankle strains

Ankle strains occur when you injure a muscle or a tendon in your ankle. As with a sprain, a strain may involve overstretching or tearing of the affected tissue. 


Ankle fractures can occur in any of the three ankle bones. The most common ankle fracture affects part of the fibula, but you can break any of the bones in the ankle.

Some injuries can cause pain near the ankle but aren’t actually ankle injuries. For example, Achilles tendonitis can cause pain and stiffness at the top of your heel, so it’s sometimes mistaken for an ankle injury.

What are the symptoms of ankle injuries?

Ankle injury symptoms range from mild to severe based on the type and location of the damage. Some common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Difficulty standing

An untreated ankle injury won’t heal properly. That can lead to increased symptoms and a high risk of future injuries. You could later develop long-term problems, like post-traumatic arthritis.

Advanced Care Foot and Ankle provides customized ankle injury treatment with a personal touch. The team prescribes a treatment plan based on your specific injury and then follows up with you to make sure you recover fully. 

For fast symptom relief after an ankle injury, call Advanced Care Foot and Ankle or book your appointment online today.