Ankle & Foot Fractures
Ankle and foot fractures can occur at any age. However, the risk of sustaining an ankle or foot fracture increases with age. The most common type of ankle fracture is a stress fracture, which occurs when the bone is subjected to repetitive stress or impact. Stress fractures are common in athletes and military personnel who participate in high-impact activities.
Ankle fractures can also occur as a result of osteoporosis, a condition that causes the bones to become weak and fragile. Osteoporosis is more common in older women, but it can affect anyone.
Foot fractures are also relatively common, particularly in the metatarsals (the bones in the foot). Metatarsal fractures can occur as a result of direct trauma.