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Aircast Ankle Brace
I have sprained my ankle and the doctor gave me a aircast ankle brace with 2 crutches would it be a good idea to walk on it or a bad idea i injured my ankle 2 days ago?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Problem?: What is the problem that you are having with your ankle? ...Read more
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer