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Ankle Taping Prevent Injury Make Ankles
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I keep injuring the same spot on my right ankle whenever I play basketball. I take time to recover but it seems it's still not fully healed. Any suggestions on how I can strengthen that area to prevent further injuries?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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