ann-curryMembers of Boy Scout Troop 368 were hiking through Harriman State Park recently when they came upon a woman sitting by the side of the trail and nursing a broken ankle. The woman was famous NBC journalist Ann Curry, and even though many of the young men didn’t recognize her, they were still happy to help her out of her bind.
The boys put together an improvised stretcher with wood they found in the forest and carried Curry to safety at the end of the path. The news anchor later posted a tweet online commending the boys for their benevolence and sent each of them a personal thank-you note.
Broken ankles are one of the most common and most painful podiatric injuries. If you think your ankle might be broken, contact Dr. Neal Mozen, DPM of Foot Health Care Associates. Dr. Mozen can assess your condition and determine what kind of care would be best for you.
Broken Ankles
The ankle consists of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The tibia and the fibula are the two bones that connect to your knees. They sit directly above the talus bone, which is protected by a fibrous membrane and allows slight movement in the ankle joint. A break usually occurs in one of these bones after the foot is twisted too far, a strong impact like jumping from a great height, or repeated stresses like running.
If you suffer an ankle injury, it is essential that you receive a correct diagnosis. One of the first signs that the ankle is broken is an inability to put any weight on it. There will often be severe bruising and swelling at the sight 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 may not heal properly and could cause arthritis and instability later in life. Therefore, seeking proper treatment is essential to making a full recovery.
However, there a number of steps you can take to accelerate the healing process.
If you have any questions please contact one of our offices, located in Southfield, Novi, and Livonia, MI.  We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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