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Doctor insights on: Ankle Taping Prevent Injury Make Ankles

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Does ankle taping prevent injury or make the ankles weaker?

Does ankle taping prevent injury or make the ankles weaker?

Helps prevent injury: A study of high school basketball players in wisconsin recently published in the american journal of sports medicine shows a reduction in the incidence (about 50% for athletes with prior sprains and about 65% for those with no previous sprain) of ankle sprains among athletes wearing ankle braces compared to those without braces. Braces have been shown to be more effective and cheaper than tape. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Can you suggest exercises that I could do to strengthen my ankles to prevent injuries?

Can you suggest exercises that I could do to strengthen my ankles to prevent injuries?

Resistive bands.: Try strengthening your ankle against the resistance of bands. You can get these through a physical therapy location or sporting goods store. You can strengthen the plantar flexors, dorsiflexors, inverters and everters of the ankle. ...Read more

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What should I do to further prevent ankle injury when jogging?

What should I do to further prevent ankle injury when jogging?

Ankle: Stretch really well. Make sure you have correct shoe for your feet, custom orthotics and an ankle brace if you are prone to injury. ...Read more

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How can I prevent an ankle injury when i go running?

How can I prevent an ankle injury when i go running?

See a podiatrist: Have a complete evaluation of your foot and ankle as well as a gait exam. When you go, bring the shoes that you have been training in to be checked as well. Prevention of injury can include a combination of things - stretching, massage, physical therapy, bracing and/or shoe selection. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent ankle injury?

What are ways to prevent ankle injury?

See a specialist: Either a podiatrist or orthopedist. Have a complete evaluation of your foot and ankle as well as a gait exam. When you go, bring the shoes that you have been training in to be checked as well. Prevention of injury can include a combination of things - stretching, massage, physical therapy, bracing and/or shoe selection. ...Read more

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Best way to prevent ankle injuries when playing field hockey?

Best way to prevent ankle injuries when playing field hockey?

Brace: Aside from wearing proper shoes for the sport, i would recommend wearing a lace up ankle brace. You can get these at most pharmacys. They should be slim enough to fit into your shoes and would give you added support to prevent some common ankle injuries. ...Read more

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How do you prevent foot and ankle injuries when running?

How do you prevent foot and ankle injuries when running?

Moderation: Wearing the correct shoe for your foot type, increasing your speed and distance 10% at a time, running with good form. ...Read more

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How to prevent a life threatening blood clot from bursting and killing you? Scary that an innocuous ankle injury can kill you years later!

How to prevent a life threatening blood clot from bursting and killing you?  Scary that an innocuous ankle injury can kill you years later!

Good self-care: If you're going to have limited mobility in a leg, your physicians will decide whether you need some anticoagulation, based on your history, your labs, and what the injury is. The key isn't the ankle injury itself; it's that it's keeping you from using the leg. If your picture is fair to you, then you're doing the right stuff -- staying physically active with lifetime fitness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had my ankle broken in a sports injury a few years ago. X-rays show I am starting to get minor arthritis there. How can I prevent further arthiritis?

I had my ankle broken in a sports injury a few years ago. X-rays show I am starting to get minor arthritis there. How can I prevent further arthiritis?

Difficult unless...: Unless you have a malunion/deformity of the fracture after it healed not much can be done. Often the cartilage is damaged in addition to the bone injury. Arthroscopic surgery can help clean out the joint if there are loose bone particles or discrete areas of cartilage damage. Xray arthritis and symptomatic arthritis pain are not correlated 1to1 often have no complaints despite changes X-ray ...Read more

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How can I prevent spraining my ankles in heels?

Lose the heels: At this time, you're better off with flats and/or sneakers and possibly starting physical therapy with an evaluation by your podiatrist. Most likely you have some balance loss and proprioception imbalance associated while in heels. This needs to be evaluated and checked out. ...Read more

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What is it called when ankles buckle outward? What can I do to prevent this? Happens to both ankles and nearly causes fall.

What is it called when ankles buckle outward? What can I do to prevent this? Happens to both ankles and nearly causes fall.

Ankle instability: It sounds that you have loose ankles. The vast majority of loose ankles will respond to a physical therapy program which focuses on increasing the muscle strength, balance re-training, and something called proprioception re-training. Proprioception is body awareness. It allows you to take corrective action to avoid a bad ankle sprain. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my ankles from giving out so much? I have weak ankles and they give out frequently, it runs in my family.

How can I prevent my ankles from giving out so much? I have weak ankles and they give out frequently, it runs in my family.

PT: I would consult a physical therapist or sports trainer to get strengthening exercises for the legs, ankles and feet. Do you wear good supportive footwear? At home the best exercise is usually balance. Start by balancing just on the floor on one foot at a time. Later when you have gotten stronger you can get a balance ball / platform gizmo (I forgot the name of it) to make it more challenging. ...Read more

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How can I prevent re-rolling my ankle during tennis?

How can I prevent re-rolling my ankle during tennis?

Rehab and Support: You can build the strength of the ankle by rehab and proper exercises. You can also support the ankle with taping or ankle braces before sports such as tennis. ...Read more

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What to do if i continue getting my ankles sprained, what should I do to prevent this?

Orthotics...: I had the exact same problem. I continually sprained my ankle. It was all due to my foot structure. As soon as I got orthotics....in over 30 years, has never had a problem. Get an evaluation of your foot structure from a Podiatrist. They will make a big difference. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my ankles so that I can prevent injuring my ankles, and jump higher.

Balance: The easiest is to work on your balance. Stand on 1 foot at a time - increase the amount of time you do this and add some opposite leg movements to challenge yourself as you improve. Go to About.com - they have good exercises for lots of orthopedic problems. ...Read more

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How can I prevent ankle sprains?

Proprioception : Google "ankle proprioception exercises" and you will find a wealth of techniques to increase this ability and strengthen the ankles. ...Read more

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How can I prevent rolling my ankle?

How can I prevent rolling my ankle?

Rehab: If you're ankle ligaments are in good condition, conditioning, proprioceptive training and bracing are all good options. If the ligaments are deficient, surgical reconstruction may be the answer. ...Read more

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How can I prevent swelling in my ankles and feet?

How can I prevent swelling in my ankles and feet?

Depends on cause: General swelling of the lower extremity can be lessened by wearing support or surgical stockings. Elevation when ever possible also can lessen it. But needs to be evaluated by doc as to the why. Swelling can be caused by problems with your heart, circulation, high blood pressure, diet, kidney or liver trouble to name a few causes. ...Read more

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