A group of Boy Scouts from Berkeley Heights was hiking in Harriman State Park recently when they found former Today show co-host Ann Curry sitting on the ground on the side of the path. They stopped and asked if she was alright, and she told them that she thought her ankle might be broken.
The scouts built a makeshift stretcher and carried the NBC journalist to the end of the trail, where her husband and son were waiting with a group of park rangers to take her to the hospital. Later Curry thanked the scout troop on her Twitter account and sent a handwritten letter to each of the young men to show them her appreciation for their help and kindness.
Not everyone who breaks their ankle is lucky enough to encounter a helpful troop of boy scouts. If you need assistance dealing with a broken ankle, speak with podiatrist Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Ingrassia will assess the severity of your injury and provide you with the treatment you need.
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.
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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Fords, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.