You know I love celebrity gossip! Some of the media gossip is so far out there it is hard to know what is real and what is a publicity stunt, but I guess that’s why they call it gossip! As a podiatrist, very rarely do these articles include my area of expertise – feet! Imagine my surprise when I see an article about child super-star gone astray, Justin Bieber, who blamed a DUI ticket on a foot injury he sustained while skateboarding!
Apparently, on January 23rd Bieber and a friend were pulled over for driving recklessly. Bieber was asked to take a sobriety test and winced in pain and swayed back and forth while trying to walk in a straight line. He later blamed it on a hairline fracture in his foot he sustained three months prior!
Guilty or not, there is a lesson to be learned from Justin’s unfortunate accident. If you ever fear that you may have injured your foot, seek medical attention immediately. A simple hairline fracture can turn chronic in a short amount of time if proper treatment is not administered.
At Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, we offer same day and weekend appointments, as well as evening appointments, to better suit the needs of our patients and in case of emergency. If you injure your foot or ankle, call us immediately! No one deserves to be in pain for any extended period of time…not even Justin Bieber.