The Scouts fashioned a makeshift stretcher for Curry with gathered wood and a tarpFormer Today show co-host Ann Curry was discovered on a trail in New York’s Harriman State Park by a group of Boy Scouts from Berkeley Heights. The group was hiking when they found Curry sitting off to the side of the path, after which she claimed the possibility that her ankle might be broken.

Curry was carried to the end of the trail by the scouts, who made her a makeshift stretcher. At the trail’s end waited Curry’s husband and son with a group of park rangers. She was then taken to the hospital. To express her gratitude, Curry later sent each scout member a handwritten letter. She also publicly thanked the entire troop on her Twitter account.

A broken ankle, like Curry’s, requires medical attention. If you are suffering from a broken ankle, consult with podiatrist Dr. Alan Discont, DPM of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will attend to your injury and any of your other foot and ankle needs.

Broken Ankles

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.

Diagnosis

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.

Treatment

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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