- Immediate pain (can be severe, but sometimes with fibula injuries, is surprisingly minor)
- Bruising around the injured area
- Tenderness when touching the injured bone in the ankle area
- Inability to put weight on the injured foot without pain, although with minor fractures some people will be able to walk
The doctor will ask about your symptoms, physical activity, and how the injury occurred, and examine the injured area.
Tests may include x-rays . They use radiation to take a picture of structures inside the body, especially bones.