Fan Sustains Broken Ankle During Half Time Game

A halftime diversion ended in disaster for 27 year old Michael Gregson during the “Big Ball Bash” game. In the Big Ball Bash, spectators are divided into two teams. These teams have to work together to push a big blow-up sphere over the other team’s goal line.

Gregson sustained a broken ankle after running into another competitor. Both Gregson and the other victim were sent to a nearby hospital for treatment. Although Gregson signed a waiver, he still hopes the Panthers will help pay his medical bills anyway.

If you suffered a broken ankle, consider seeing one of our podiatrists at Essex Union Podiatry. Our podiatrists can treat your foot and ankle injuries.

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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Springfield, Rahway, and Caldwell, New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all of your foot ankle injuries.

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