Broken Ankle

Broken Ankle

Joi Cook

As an athlete in two sports (basketball and track), I stay very active. Toward the end of my basketball season, I made a three-point shot and came down awkwardly on my right ankle. After that moment, I could not play and was hobbling. Since I was still limping, Lauren Aymat, the athletic trainer at my school, Liberty Park Middle School, referred me to Andrews Sports Medicine. 

Rita Bennett

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, I was out running some errands to prepare for Mothers’ Day the next day. As I was leaving the Garden Center in Cullman, I stepped off the curb onto a stick and rolled my left ankle. I immediately felt more pain than I had ever experienced.

Cael Bagby

Cael Bagby, a 7th grade student at Discovery Middle School in Madison AL, has been competing in motocross since he was 4 years old. Now, at age 13, Cael competes weekly throughout the year to prepare for national motocross competitions. This requires he and his family to be on the road a lot.

Dixie MacNeil

On the morning of December 24, 2014 my husband and I stepped out of the taxi and shouldered our packs at the foot of the canyon we would hike up on the first day of a six-day hiking trip in the Canary Islands. Ten minutes later, I stepped in a hole and broke my ankle in two places. After spending a day of getting immediate care I was given an open cast in order to fly back to the U.S. to get surgery. As you can imagine, dealing with holiday airline schedules and medical clearance to travel was not fun; I wasn’t able to get back to the United States until December 28th. 

Rachel Russell

On September 19, 2012 at about 1:45 PM, I experienced a terrible fall at home from an elevated wood platform. My ankle hit the side of the platform and immediately broke in several places. Ligaments were detached. After calling my husband and being taken to the ER at St Vincent's, my son and daughter in law helped connect me to Andrews Sports Medicine and specifically Dr. Waldrop. He had just arrived at the practice and specialized in foot and ankle surgery.