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Tom Cruise Breaks Ankle Bones in Stunt

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:00

Actor Tom Cruise recently broke two bones in his ankle during a rooftop stunt for his upcoming Mission: Impossible film. Leaping from the edge of one roof to the other, Cruise banged hard into the side of the building. The actor was able to pull himself up but suffered the ankle injury from the movement. Cruise has been performing his own stunts for years. Even at the age of 55, he still does them and neither age nor injuries have stopped him. How long the injury will delay the next Mission: Impossible film is currently unknown, but it will most likely be several months before filming can continue.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from Essex Podiatry Associates. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet. 

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both of these bones are 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. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are 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
  •  Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Livingston, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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