Actor Robert Downey Jr, incurred a broken ankle during the production of Iron Man 3. "I did alright, I broke my ankle once, but then that gave us time to do some more script revisions," the actor said.
Downey was surprised his body was able to endure another injury, having incurred prior injuries while partaking in prior movies. “"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. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha 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.