J.B Holmes recently underwent an ankle injury while rollerblading near his home in Windermere. Due to the damage, the PGA golfer will not be able to take part in the fast approaching PGA tour competition. According to this manager, Holmes will be sitting out for 8 to 10 weeks.
The former U.S. Ryder Cup player broke his ankle by rolling backward on his blades. He then hit a hole in the ground while waiting for his fiancée, Erica Kahldin, to catch up stated Terry Reilly of Wasserman Media Group. His ankle collapsed sideways, which resulted in a small fracture. “Just a freak little thing,” said Reilly.
If you think you have sustained an ankle injury such as this you should seek out a podiatrist. Sole Perfection Foot and Ankle Surgery will diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.
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.
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.
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.
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