A 44-year-old member asked:
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should i use an ace wrap or ankle brace for my sprained ankle?

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Ankle sprain: You can use either a brace or an ace bandage. A brace should be used for a more severe sprain.
Answered on Sep 8, 2017
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Case by case: Ace bandages are relatively cheap and can be purchased at any drug store and cost between 2-5 dollars. They lose their elasticity though and will need to be replaced often. The rigid brace virtually immobilizes the ankle joint, a special advantage during the first few hours after injury. One drawback is that a rigid ankle brace may not be immediately available.
Answered on Sep 8, 2017

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