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2 Sears Dr., Suite 201
Paramus, NJ 07652

201-986-1900

 

On the Hunger Games set in Berlin, Germany, Michelle Forbes, who plays the character of Lieutenant Jackson, received several injuries. The injuries came as a result of stunts gone awry and the intense production schedule, with Forbes spraining an ankleand injuring a knee. An insider from the set told FOX411, “She is recovering and seeing a specialist,” also stating that the film set is “pandemonium.”

Contrary to what was reported from the source on set, a Lionsgate-affiliated insider denied the existence of any injuries and reported that filming is running on schedule. Liam Hemsworth, another Hunger Games star, was also disclosed to have sustained an injury; in photos from on set, the actor is shown to be limping, suggesting an injured ankle.

Treatment for ankle injuries is possible at home, but having the input of a doctor is always helpful. If you would like information on self-care for an ankle injury, speak to Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Happen?

This type of injury takes place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured; however, even the simple act of walking may cause a sprain. If footing is lost or you are walking on uneven terrain, ankle damage may occur.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin, depending on severity

Is there a Way to 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 are helpful.

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast.

For more information about Ankle Sprains, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Clifton and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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Foot & Ankle Medical & Surgical Care
                                                 
Paramus, NJ Location
2 Sears Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
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Hackensack University Medical Center
The Valley Hospital
Board Certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics
 

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