Overland Park Office - 10701 Nall Ave., Suite 120, Overland Park, KS 66211
Blue Springs Office - 1050 South Outer Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Overland 913-381-5515
Blue Springs 816-228-9393

In the United States, 3.8 million people endured winter injuries in 2014. Every day, 25,000 Americans sprain or fracture their ankles. During the winter months, ice easily forms in spots we may not see, causing us to roll or twist our ankles into unnatural positions, resulting in an injury. The ankle joint is especially vulnerable to serious injuries in icy conditions because ice accelerates the fall, causing more trauma to the joint.

Many of us hit the slopes to enjoy the snow. Although skiing is a widely accepted sport, serious injuries can occur from it. Ankle sprains and ankle fractures (‘talus fractures’) are the most common skiing and snowboarding ankle injuries. These injuries can occur from the foot being bent up towards the leg or by rolling an ankle under the foot.

For those who are not skiers or snowboarders, ice and snow can still be a hazard to everyday activities. Whether you are shoveling snow or going out for a walk, we are not always able to tell how slick a surface is, which makes it easy to slip and fall. The most common winter injury that is non-sports related is an ankle sprain (an inversion sprain). This occurs when the ankle rolls over onto the outside of your foot. This motion causes the anterior talo-fibular ligament to be sprained.

Sheldon Fleishman, D.P.M., P.A., has offices located in Overland Park, KS, and Blue Springs, MO. If you’ve endured an ankle injury, call us today for an appointment to assess the severity of the injury.