Britney Spears had to cancel another performance of her Planet Hollywood show due to an ankle injury . She thought it was fairly minor but it eventually became a show stopper. What many people don’t realize is that it takes much more than a great voice and a whole show crew to have a great performance.
How exciting would it be if Britney Spears just sat in a chair and sang her songs? Not very! So that she can perform a great show, her doctor has advised that she get some rest to let her ankle heal. It makes you realize just how important it is to take care of your ankles and feet.
While most of us are not as famous as Britney Spears, an ankle sprain could affect our professions and certainly affect our quality of life. Many ankle sprains can be minor and they can heal in several weeks but some can linger without the proper treatment.
What we see on a daily basis is a person that has had an ankle injury and then decided to keep doing their same activities. They may keep standing and walking at work, working out at the gym and taking long walks. Some people even think that going to Disney with a painful ankle is OK. Friends, shoe stores and orthotic storefronts are a great source of medical advice that is often incorrect and can be harmful to your well-being.
The truth is that ankle injuries should be taken more seriously. When ligaments around the ankle tear, the joint becomes unstable and this can lead to long-term pain and arthritis. In some cases there may even be a fracture that went missed. Many people don’t realize that several years after an untreated injury is when the damage may be recognized and it may be too late to reverse the damage. When treated quickly and properly, healing can be faster with less damage.
My recommendation is to see a podiatrist immediately after an ankle sprain or injury. You can then have a better chance of continuing the activities you enjoy and even may save your job, just ask Britney Spears!
Call Advanced Podiatry today for an appointment for ankle injury treatments.