Treat Ankle Injuries Promptly To Prevent Long-Term Complications, By Dr Nicholas Yeo

In the past five years, Singapore hospitals have seen a notable increase in orthopaedic cases, primarily driven by the growing participation of young individuals in various physical activities like marathons, triathlons, and sports. Ankle injuries, such as sprains and fractures, have become increasingly common among this demographic. Timely diagnosis and treatment are crucial for managing ankle pain, with physiotherapy being the initial approach to strengthen and stabilise the ankle. If conservative treatments prove ineffective, minimally invasive surgery has become a preferred option, offering reduced pain, swelling, and quicker recovery. Neglecting ankle injuries can lead to long-term complications, potentially requiring ankle repair or replacement surgery to address issues like arthritis and mobility impairment.