X-Factor judge, singer, and former Disney sweetheart Demi Lovato tweeted a picture of her bruised foot and ankle and Perez Hilton picked up on it and publicized the injury. While details weren't fully available, Lovato tweeted about floors being cleaned with Pledge, which indicates she took a pretty nasty fall.
In a later tweet, Demi says that she broke her fibula, the bone on the outside of the leg that forms the ankle, followed by another picture of her right leg in a fracture boot and crutches. It's great that she got it checked and treated immediately!
Slipping and falling in the home is a common occurrence and one which many write off as a non-issue. Yes, even when the foot and ankle turns black and blue like Demi's looks in the picture, I often see a long time go along with pain and swelling before they come into the office. Continuing to walk on a broken foot and ankle can make the injury much worse. It can displace and require surgery to repair, which it doesn't seem like Demi needs.
The best chance at healing a foot fracture without complication is to call our Houston podiatry office to schedule an immediate appointment. We'll take x-rays on site and be able to tell you just how bad...or better yet, not so bad...your injury is. Don't write it off as minor, get your injury checked and get started on recovering right away!