An ankle fracture can occur when the joint is forced beyond its normal range of motion or there is a direct blow to the bone itself. Any form of ankle trauma may cause injury, including:
A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease, condition, or injury.
Risk factors include:
- Decreased muscle mass
(common in women after
and in older less active people)
- Any condition that increases the risk of falls such as poor muscle control or poor balance
- Participation in certain sports, such as basketball, football, soccer, and skiing