Boy Scouts Help Out News Anchor with Broken Ankle

Boy Scouts Help Out News Anchor with Broken Ankle

boy scoutsNBC journalist Ann Curry recently broke her ankle while hiking in Harriman State Park and had to be rescued by a group of helpful Boy Scouts who happened to be walking by. Though most of the young men didn’t recognize her, they were happy to construct a makeshift stretcher and carry her to safety at the end of the path.

Once there, the troop met up with Curry’s family, who had run ahead to get help from the park rangers, and assisted them in transporting her to the hospital. The former Today show host later mailed each of the Scouts a personal letter of thanks and posted a statement on her Twitter page commending them for their kindness.

Broken ankles can hurt a lot, but recovery can be easy if you have the help of a doctor. If you have broken your ankle and are seeking professional medical assistance, contact Dr. Donald C. Stran, DPM of Texas. Dr. Stran can look over your injury and prescribe an appropriate type of treatment.

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, contact one of our offices located in Friendswood, TX; Missouri City, TX; and Lake Jackson, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Gary
gary@drstran.com


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