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broken anklesBryan Oviedo’s season is most likely over after the Costa Rican defender/winger suffered an apparent broken ankle during the first half of Everton’s FA Cup fourth round match against Stevenage. Reports indicated that Oviedo was taken to a hospital.

The injury was sustained after Oviedo’s studs got stuck in the turf while making a sliding tackle. His teammates responded immediately to Oviedo’s fall, waving for help; everyone seemed to be in shock as he was treated for the injury.

According to SB Nation, one crucial factor for the injury was the rain which caused the soil to be saturated and loosen the ground. Oviedo was looking forward to partake in the summer World Cup for Costa Rican, until this recent blow.

Broken ankles are a common injury. If you injured your ankle, seek out podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can treat your ankle injuries as well as any other foot and ankle condition.

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.

Diagnosis

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.

Treatment

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.

There a number of steps you can take to accelerate the healing process however. Elevating your feet above your head and icing the ankle can reduce pain and swelling. Your doctor may decide that surgery is the best option, meaning you will likely be in a cast for at least three months.

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Christina ApplegateChristina Applegate has shared the story about how she broke her foot right before her debut performance in a Broadway show with the public. The show was a revival of Sweet Charity, and she injured herself while performing in one of the previews.

"I don't think disappointing is a word that can describe how awful that whole experience was, how sad it was,” Applegate said. “I'd been working so hard, dancing my butt off, and once it (her foot) was broken, I could never do the show the way I had rehearsed it.” An understudy filled her role until her foot had healed appropriately.

A broken foot is a typical injury, and also a very painful one. If you suffered an injury like a stress fracture as a result of a broken foot, you should consider seeing a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can evaluate your foot and ankle and assist you in getting the care you need.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is when one of the bones located in the foot fractures, or breaks. About 10% of broken bones occur in the foot.

Bones typically break when an object crushes, bends, or stretches the bone. In the foot, the location of the broken bone is usually indicative of how the break occurred. Toes usually break when something hard and solid is kicked with great force. Broken Heels are usually a result of falling from a great height and landing on the feet. Other broken bones in the feet can occur because of a twisted or sprained ankle. Most of the time, a broken foot results from a sudden accident or injury. Sometimes small cracks can form over time in the bones of the feet from repeated stress. These cracks are called stress fractures and usually only occur in athletes that put a lot of pressure on their feet, like runners, dancers, and gymnasts.

Symptoms of a broken foot typically include pain, swelling, bruising, and redness. Occasionally the pain of a broken foot may be so severe that walking is not an option. However, this depends on the location of the broken bone within the foot.

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