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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. 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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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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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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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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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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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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Mythighsdont touch,my knees do but when they touch it prevents my calves from touching and makes this ->) and cracks when bent,my ankles do touch help?

Mythighsdont touch,my knees do but when they touch it prevents my calves from touching and makes this ->) and cracks when bent,my ankles do touch help?

Genu Valgum: Genu Valgum is a condition where the knees are 'stuck together' or when a person is 'knock kneed.' This condition may arise from deformities stemming from the hip, the femur, or the tiba. It may come from muscular problems and weakness, as well as alignment problems of the bones and joints. Regardless of the reason, problems may develop as you get older. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more