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Twilight Star Kristen Stewart was seen hopping up the red carpet on crutches at the Oscars. At award ceremonies like the Oscars, stares usually are seen sporting some very unique fashion accessories. But crutches, that defiantly tops the list of unique fashion accessories.

 It turns out though that Stewart wasn’t trying to make a fashion statement but she actually was on the crutches because she cut her foot stepping on broken glass. Now you may scoff and say “she should have watched where she was walking.” However, even the most vigilant person could accidently end up stepping on broken glass.

We live in a very busy world and often have a thousand things running through our head at once and typically, broken glass on the ground is not one of these worries. Those with little kids who may accidently break something (and not tell you) or large pets that knock things over are at a higher risk of stepping on broken glass or other objects. You go walking through your house and all of a sudden “crunch,” you just stepped on broken glass. While you can’t stop the unforeseeable, you can take precautions to prevent injury from happening. For example, when indoors it is a good idea to wear shoes or slippers to help protect your feet from these unforeseeable circumstances.

 If you do cut your foot on glass, make an appointment to see your local New Iberia Podiatrist at The Foot Clinic so they can remove the debris and bandage you up. Do not try to pull out the debris on your own and bandage it up because there may be small pieces that are not visible to the naked eye and require special imaging tools like ultrasound or x-ray to see. If these small pieces do not get removed, it could cause the wound to get infected which could turn your simple office visit into a hospital stay. Dr. Jonathan Purdy and staff at The Foot Clinic in New Iberia wish Kristen Stewart a speedy recovery so she can get back to doing what vampires do best. 

Jon Purdy, DPM

 

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



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