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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: There is ongoing controversy as to whether taping or bracing is more effective. The arguments are that taping is custom and better fitting but stretch ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
21 years experience in Podiatry
Ankle Brace: Well it depends what type of pathology you are presenting at the time of exam. If for example you have a lateral ankle sprain stage 1 to 3, a standar ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Not sure: Which exact brace you have, but you want to make sure the brace does come up the foot ad not just the ankle. The peroneus brevis attaches at the 5th m ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: Depends on the underlying condition. If you were placed in a brace after spraining an ankle, chances are you won't need long term ankle support. If ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
Ankle brace: Possibly as the brace allows the ankle to repair itself and not strain healing ligament that need stability to heal. You may also need physical thera ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: Usually a tie up ankle brace will given better support and fit.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Podiatrist, : Orthopedist or orthotist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
19 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: If you have no history of injury, bracing is not required. If you are participating in a sport where ankle injuries are common, you may consider prop ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Over socks: Over socks
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
43 years experience in Podiatry
Excellent question: Great question and a topic I have been interested in for years. Any rotational or torsion force applied to the leg will naturally be dissipated by the ... Read More

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