The exact amount of time for a broken ankle to heal will depend on a variety of factors (including the severity of the break and your age). We can provide a rough estimate, but it generally takes at least 6 weeks for the broken bones in the ankle to heal. That said, it might take longer for the affected tendons and ligaments to mend. It is important to make an appointment so one of our doctors can do a thorough examination to determine the extent of your injuries.
There are several different types of fractures that can happen to an ankle bone. In the best situation, you sustain a simple fracture. Simple fractures are ones where the bones, while broken, are already lined up correctly and will heal in a normal fashion. More complicated breaks will often require surgery, which can affect the length of time for the healing process.
To receive treatment after an ankle injury, or to make an appointment to find out if you have a broken bone, contact Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida. Our staff is ready to help you schedule an appointment with one of our five Florida offices – Lake Mary, Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs, Tavares, and Orlando. Call us at 407-339-7759 or 352-589-9550 (for those calling from Lake County).