For all of you horse racing fans out there, you are all familiar with trainer Bob Baffert and his Kentucky Derby winning horse Orb. You are probably aware that his preferred jockey, Joel Rosario, fractured his left foot and wasn’t able to ride Orb in the Travers competition or Game on Dude in the Pacific Classic. Each race would have paid the winner of the race 1 million dollars!

Rosario broke his foot when he fell off Casual Elegance in the 7thrace at Saratoga a few weeks ago. No reports indicate exactly which bone/bones he broke in his foot, but Rosario will not be able to compete for at least 6 weeks!

Podiatrists are very concerned with fall prevention, this is because when you fall and land on your feet it puts so much stress on the foot and ankle bones, and usually leads to fractures of one or more bones. When it comes to doing any activity whether it’s a sport, work around the house, or just walking down some stairs it is always important to be very careful and mindful of your balance and keeping yourself from falling. This probably isn’t something many of us are worried about while playing sports or doing a basic activity, but it is so simple to take a wrong step or jump and fall on our feet.

Our feet are designed to handle a lot of shock and stress, but they can only handle so much. When we do something that pushes our feet past their limit the bones will break, and can take a good amount of time to heal. In any event that you have fallen and hurt your foot or ankle it is best to go see your local podiatrist at Affiliated Foot and Ankle Care located in Edison and Monroe NJ to get your injury looked at!

Your podiatrist will most likely x-ray the injured area to look for fractures and if one if seen, depending on the severity, immobilization or surgery may be required. For stress or simple fractures immobilization is the best thing for the bones to heal. For more complicated breaks involving multiple bones, surgery is usually required to get the bones back to their normal position.

To prevent any likelihood of a fracture be mindful with what you are doing and take precautions to prevent falls!

By Nrupa Shah