The bones in your body are important in keeping you upright and moving. They give you structure and a sense of definition. Many of your bones also function as protection for your vital organs, such as your rib cage. But for the most part, your entire skeleton provides the entire body under the sac that is your skin.
But which of your bones is more prone to breaking? While almost all of your bones are prone to injury, probably the easiest bone to break in your body is the ankle bone.
There are actually three bones throughout the ankle: the tibia, talus, and fibula. They are surrounded by a series of ligaments that work together to allow you to walk and run. Your ankle works as a link between your foot and leg to ensure that your lower body movements are well synchronized.
The ankle bones are prone to sprains and fractures. These conditions are usually caused by extreme physical activities, such as running too far or walking in the wrong direction. Or the injury may also be caused by a sport you have played. In fact, athletes are more prone to this because in the competitive nature of the games they play in, they tend to forget the proper posture, weight, and support that allow their ankles to support the mass of their entire body.
A more physiological cause of sprain and fracture of the ankle bones is obesity. When your body weight is more than it should be, your ankles are forced to expand. But the bones still have the same structure, so they have a hard time supporting the weight of your body. This is why they eventually break.
Broken bones are very difficult to heal. They must be allowed to heal naturally. In the case of the ankle bones, you should avoid walking too much at least while they heal.
Bones can be strong and difficult to break, but with too much pressure from your many activities, you can put them in serious danger. Many of your bones, from smallest to largest, softest to hardest, are prone to breakage. This would cause you serious health problems because the splinters could pierce your organs and your activities would be restricted. Taking care of your bones is very important. For more information on caring for your bones, ask your osteopath now.