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Demi Lovato, a singer-songwriter, actress, and former X-factor judge slipped on her hard wood floors this past weekend and fell, injuring her foot. Lovato’s roommate recently cleaned their hard wood floors with Pledge and when the former X-factor judge walked on it she slipped and fell and is now on crutches and in a walking boot. No reports have been released on the extent of her injuries but based on pictures that Demi posted on Twitter; it appears that it may be a lateral ankle sprain or possibly a distal fibula fracture.

Lateral ankle sprains are one of the most common ankle injuries that a person is likely to receive in their lifetime. Lateral ankle sprains occur when a person does something to injure the ligaments that are on the outer side of their ankle such as slipping on freshly cleaned hard wood floors. But that’s not the only way someone can receive a lateral ankle sprain, really anything that might cause you to twist your ankle could cause a lateral ankle sprain. Common causes include slipping on icy sidewalks in the winter time, tripping on objects that you don’t see on the ground, and most commonly from sports injuries due to cutting maneuvers that players perform in various sports such as football, soccer, and basketball.

If you think you sustained a lateral ankle injury, you should perform R.I.C.E. rest, ice, compression, and elevation and then you should get to your local New Iberia podiatrist to check it out. Often treatments include wearing a walking boot and using crutches (as in Demi’s case) for about two weeks in order for it to heal. Demi had some good advice for avoiding these types of injuries, “Never, ever, ever, EVER let your roommate clean your hardwood floors with Pledge.” Demi is maintaining a positive outlook despite her injuries and that is the most important thing a person can do for any type of injury. We here at The Foot Clinic in New Iberia wish Demi a speedy recovery and if you or a loved one is also experiencing pain from an ankle sprain or any other common foot injuries, make an appointment and we will help you get back on your feet!

Jon Purdy, DPM