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A 50-year-old female asked:

would 4-6mo of taping/bracing ankle cause weakness of surrounding musculature?

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Dr. Rashid Khan
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Yes it will cause weakness of surrounding musculature due to disuse atrophy.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Yes...: It sure can - it's called disuse atrophy. The good news is that the muscle strength usually comes back with time.

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