Michelle Forbes Deals with Ankle Injury on Set of Upcoming Blockbuster

Michelle Forbes Deals with Ankle Injury on Set of Upcoming Blockbuster

Michelle ForbesInside sources report that the set of The Hunger Games film series is chaotic, and that the long work days and perilous stunts have resulted in many injuries among the cast. For example, Michelle Forbes, the actress playing a character named Lieutenant Jackson in the final part of the series, recently sprained her ankle and hurt her knee due to the dangerous filming conditions. Forbes is currently seeing a specialist to help her recover from her lower leg problems.

Other actors have also had bad luck while shooting their action scenes. Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the series’ main character, incurred multiple ear injuries while filming diving scenes for the series’ next installment, Mockingjay – Part 1. Chris Hemsworth, who plays Lawrence’s foil, sustained a knee injury during production of last year’s Catching Fire, but tried his best to continue working in spite of the pain.

Ankle sprains are not usually extremely serious, but they can certainly cause a lot of discomfot. If your ankle hurts and you think that it might be sprained, contact podiatrist Dr. Donald C. Stran, D.P.M. of Texas. Dr. Stran’s medical expertise and dedication to foot care will avail you in your recovery from your foot or ankle injury.

How Do Ankle Sprains Happen?

Sprain injuries take place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are various ways that the ankle can become injured. In fact even the simple act of walking could cause a sprain. Ankle damage can occur by losing footing or walking on uneven terrain.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Skin discoloration

How Can I Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers helps. One of the most important things is avoiding further stress to the affected area.

Preventing Sprains

  • Wearing appropriate shoes
  • Stretching before participating in physical activity
  • Knowing your limitations

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.


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