Why does your broken ankle hurt years later?

Nothing is worse than a broken or fractured ankle. If you’ve suffered from this injury personally, then you know how much it can affect every aspect of your life. Things you never thought twice about before like climbing the stairs, taking your dog to the park or going grocery shopping have now become huge burdens. Your entire daily routine is impacted when you have a broken ankle and can leave you feeling helpless and hopeless. Not to mention the pain can sometimes be unbearable.

While adequate rest, physical therapy, and a positive mindset can go a long way in your recovery, some people experience chronic pain from a broken ankle even years after the initial injury occurred.

And unfortunately, this is fairly common. Research indicates1 that about one in five people who have broken their ankle experience pain with walking, stiffness, swelling, or some type of physical disability 14 months to 6 years after their initial injury.

Fracture shaft of fibula bone ( leg bone ) .  X-ray of leg ( 2 position : side and front view )

Don't let chronic Inflammation hold you back from a better life

One of the biggest reasons why pain persists years after an ankle injury is ongoing inflammation of the joints, tissue, and bone. While it’s true that you want acute inflammation during the initial injury stage because this activates our immune healing response, prolonged inflammation can be a sign that this healing process has been impeded in some way or that you are suffering from post-traumatic arthritis, nerve damage2 or a possible bone infection.

To reduce chronic inflammation, we recommend starting an anti-inflammatory diet by cutting out processed foods, refined sugars, and excessive carbs under the supervision of your registered dietician or certified nutritionist.

Once you get your diet in check, this is where a nutritional supplement like turmeric extract can help. Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, is what gives the plant its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. When consumed on a regular basis and in therapeutic doses of 1500 milligrams a day, turmeric can help reduce chronic inflammation in those with ankle injuries.

Curcumin works by modulating our inflammatory response pathways to reduce pain and swelling associated with joint arthritis3, and has even been shown to help regenerate new bone growth and healing in mice.

Sadly, there are too many people who have suffered ankle injuries but struggle to find relief — like Grace, a physician of 30 years. Grace sustained an ankle sprain that was misdiagnosed, leading to complications that required surgery. As a result, she experienced persistent pain for over 3 years that prevented her from exercising and even doing normal activities.

After years of trying failed conventional pain relief methods, she turned to Active Atoms turmeric, and within just one month, her ankle pain and swelling reduced drastically.

Young fitness woman holding his sports leg injury, muscle painful during training. Asian runner having knee ache and problem after running and exercise outside in summer

This combined with a rehabilitation program gave her the confidence to complete simple tasks she couldn’t otherwise do before like standing on a chair to change a lightbulb and walking two miles without ankle pain!

If you’ve been struggling with something similar, know that you are not alone, but also that there is hope for you to get your life and mobility back. You don’t have to live with your chronic pain forever. You’ve made it this far, and have endured so much already, but don’t give up on yourself.

Our Active Atoms turmeric extract was created by experts in injury recovery and pain prevention, and our goal is to help you overcome your chronic pain, inflammation and suffering. Just one capsule of Active Atoms contains 750 mg of turmeric extract -- that’s 15 times more than many other supplement companies.

For targeting inflammation aggressively, we recommend 2 capsules per day for 1 month then tapering to 1 capsule per day for maintaining a healthy inflammation response.

With the proper rehabilitation program combined with a highly effective and potent turmeric extract, you can once again live pain-free!

Learn more about our Active Atoms turmeric today and join our free broken ankle/foot Facebook support group to connect with others who understand what you’re going through.

Our Free broken ankle/foot quick start recovery guide book is coming soon!

This free quick start guide will include five exercises and stretches to promote continued ankle recovery after surgery. It's ideal for someone who still has pain in their ankle or foot once they finish insurance-based physical therapy.

The guide will include instructions and photos of different exercises that have helped many of my clients. The guide is currently under development, but I can email it to you when it's ready for you to download.

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