Actress Sprains Ankle on Dangerous Movie Set

michelle forbes reuters 660.jpgMichelle Forbes, an actress set to play a supporting role in the final installment of The Hunger Games movie series, reportedly sustained a sprained ankle and injured knee while working on the upcoming film. Sources claim that injuries on the Berlin-based set are rampant due to the dangerous stunts and demanding production schedules involved with shooting many of the series’ action scenes.

Leading man Chris Hemsworth apparently grappled with a knee injury during production of the second part of the series, Catching Fire, and star Jennifer Lawrence suffered damage to her ear while filming diving scenes for the upcoming Mockingjay – Part 1. Fortunately, insiders claim that Forbes is recovering from her injuries and seeing a specialist for treatment.

Ankle sprains are a common type of podiatric injury, especially among those who partake in a lot of physical activity. If you believe that your ankle might be sprained, talk to podiatrist Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry.Dr. Chapel can ascertain how much damage has been done and help you get started on a comprehensive treatment plan.

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

Sprain Treatment

Treatment of a sprain depends on its severity.  Many times people are told to rest and remain off their feet while others are given an air cast, which allows you to walk while stabilizing the ankle. 

If you have any questions, please contact one our office in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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