A member asked:

Should i wear an ankle brace if it hurts when i play basketball?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Libby Putnam answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Probably.: There are lots of causes of ankle pain, but most problems are made worse by movement of the joint. If playing basketball increases your pain, wearing an ankle brace would be a very good idea. If you're truly injured, however, time off to rest and recover would be best, with the ankle brace used as support in future to prevent the injury from recurring.

Answered 11/21/2012



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