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Doctor insights on: Aircast Ankle Brace

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Is my ankle supposed to move at all in an aircast- stirrup ankle brace?

Is my ankle supposed to move at all in an aircast- stirrup ankle brace?

It can : The brace allows for doriflex ion and plantarflexion....(foot moving up and down) but does not allow eversion or inversion (describes the motion of twisting the foot.). ...Read more

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Is wearing the aircast inflatable stirrup ankle brace suitable for posterior tibial tendonitis? How long should this be worn?

Yes: In most cases the aircast brace is appropriate tx for post tib tendonitis. Occasionally a brace that locks the heal itself might be necessary. With the brace, nsaid's, and some rest mild tendonitis should be better in about 3 weeks. Occasionally more aggressive tx is needed with perhaps a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection or even surgery if the above and pt doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is an ankle brace for?

What is an ankle brace for?

An ankle.: It will stabilize your ankle and prevent it moving in certain directions. Usually, prevents inversion, the direction the ankle would move in a sprain. ...Read more

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Which type of ankle brace should I get?

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 standard laced up ankle or stirrup ankle brace would suffice. If its a more severe ankle sprain stage 4 or possible ankle fracture non displaced, a cam or walker boot is necessary. Hope this helps answer you question. ...Read more

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If you wear an ankle brace long enough will it heal itself?

If you wear an ankle brace long enough will it heal itself?

Depends on injury: If you are speaking of an ankle sprain, then wearing a brace for awhile should help allow the injury to heal. If it is a fracture, you may need a fracture boot or cast and may need to stay off the ankle for a few weeks until it heals. ...Read more

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Have ankle brace on and taking pain medication. What else can I do to recover faster?

Have ankle brace on and taking pain medication. What else can I do to recover faster?

Depends on severity: For an ankle sprain, ice is helpful during the first week especially. Gentle range of motion exercise is helpful later and strengthening lastly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear ankle brace overnight?

Is it safe to wear ankle brace overnight?

IT'S SAFE: It's safe, but you really don't need to do so. It's more for support and stability when you walk. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Should i go for a run with an ankle brace on?

I would be: Very careful if you are wearing a brace due to recent injury then no running. If you are wearing it to prevent an injury then it should be ok. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I start swimming if i still have my ankle brace?

Do you think I should I start swimming if i still have my ankle brace?

Ankle brace: That depends on what the brace was for and what type of brace. A few more details are needed here ...Read more

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My daughter rolled her ankle surfing and I wanted to know if an ankle brace would be helpful and if so, what kind?

My daughter rolled her ankle surfing and I wanted to know if an ankle brace would be helpful and if so, what kind?

Sprain vs fracture: If she is able to bear weight without significant pain it is a good sign that ankle is only sprained. Rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) therapy is the recommended treatment course for sprains/strains. Compression via a sturdy ACE wrap or via a snug elastic slide-on ankle brace is usually sufficient; just be sure that she still has good circulation in toes ie.compression isn't too tight ...Read more

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I wear an ankle brace becuz i've sprained it many times. Recently, my ankle flared up without any new incident & I have trouble bending my ankle. Help?

I wear an ankle brace becuz i've sprained it many times. Recently, my ankle flared up without any new incident & I have trouble bending my ankle. Help?

May not be healed.: If you still have pain, it may not be healed yet. Have your feet evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of ankle brace helps with heel pain?

What kind of ankle brace helps with heel pain?

Arch support: Ankle brace probably wont help. Normally need something with arch support. Over the counter stuff normally doesn't work. You may need a custom orthotic made from a mold of your feet by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Does an ankle brace protect the ligaments in the ankle?

Does an ankle brace protect the ligaments in the ankle?

OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. These will protect the ligaments of the ankle - that's what they are designed for. ...Read more

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I've been doing insanity for about 3 weeks now and my right ankle is hurting. Ankle brace?

Family practice : Ice antiinflamatory and rest are hallmarks for healing a sprain. Ankle brace might be beneficial to prevent further injury. Tendinitis would be treated the same way. It sounds like you don't want to rest it. If it gets much worse you may have too. ...Read more

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