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"I did alright, I broke my ankle once, but then that gave us time to do some more script revisions," the actor commented. Downey sustained previous injuries playing roles in other films, but was able to endure yet another. “"It really isn't that big a deal. It happens all the time." the actor said humbly.
A broken ankle can be a tough injury to endure and can cause one a great deal of pain. If you have broken your ankle, you should seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can assess your injury and provide you with the best care for your feet.
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. The tibia is the bone of the lower leg that is known to be the weight-bearing bone and is also more commonly called the shin. The fibula is the bone that is found on the outside of the leg and is smaller than the tibia. These bones are both attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.
When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankle fractures are very common since they occur in an area that suffers a lot of weight bearing and stress; therefore this area is more prone to suffering from fractures. There some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle and the following symptoms may be present.
Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle
- Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle.
- Swelling around the area.
- Colorful bruising of the area.
- Area appears to be deformed.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
J.B Holmes, a famous PGA golfer will not partake in golf’s famous PGA Tour competition due to a broken ankle injury he sustained. The golfer is estimated to not be playing for 8-10 weeks of the competition, due to the injury. Holmes broke his ankle in a rollerblading incident not too far away from his home in Windermere.
The former U.S. Ryder Cup player broke his ankle by rolling backward on his blades. He then hit a hole in the ground while waiting for his fiancée, Erica Kahldin, to catch up stated Terry Reilly of Wasserman Media Group. His ankle collapsed sideways, which resulted in a small fracture. “Just a freak little thing,” said Reilly.
If you think you have sustained an ankle injury such as this you should seek out a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn will diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.
The ankle is made up of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The tibia and the fibula connect to your knees and sit directly above the talus bone. The talus is protected by a fibrous membrane and allows slight movement in the ankle joint. Fractures occur when there is an excess of force or stress as a result of jumping, running or twisting the ankle.
If you suffer an ankle injury, it is essential that you receive a correct, accurate diagnosis. The first sign the ankle is broken is an inability to put any weight on it. Often times there is severe bruising and swelling at the site of the injury. Your doctor may also order an x-ray be taken to determine the exact location and extent of the injury.
Without proper care, a broken ankle could cause arthritis and instability later in life as a result of not healing properly. Therefore, it is essential to seek proper treatment to make a full recovery.
There a number of steps you can take to expedite the healing process. Elevate your feet above your head and ice the ankle to reduce pain and swelling. Your doctor may decide that surgery is the best option, in which you will likely be in a cast for at least three months. In all cases, a thorough rehabilitation program will help strengthen the leg and prevent the muscles from atrophyi
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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