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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Sprained ankle 2 weeks ago on crutches for a week and in an air brace swelling not going down at all not weight bearing bone hurting out in side?

Sprained ankle 2 weeks ago on crutches for a week and in an air brace swelling not going down at all not weight bearing bone hurting out in side?

Are you elevating: The ankle above your heart for at least 30 minutes ever 2 hours? Are you able to ice it? Have you had pain and swelling higher up in the leg than you would expect considering the location of the injury? And lastly have you been evaluated by an orthopedist? One concern I have is the development of a deep vein clot due to trauma and decreased movement due to injury. I think you should be rexamined. ...Read more

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I am in an air cast for an ankle sprain. All its doing is causing swelling and pain. Could I juat wear and ankle brace instead?

I am in an air cast for an ankle sprain. All its doing is causing swelling and pain. Could I juat wear and ankle brace instead?

Possibly: If it is just an ankle sprain, and definitely not a fracture immobilization is not required definitively. The main purpose would be to provide support and aid in your function. So if the air cast is not helping, you could certainly try it without anything or go to a soft brace. Check with your doctor first as I don't know the specifics of the injury, but you don't have to immobilize a sprain. ...Read more

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I have an avulsion ankle fracture and i was put in an air cast and on crutches. How long should I be on the crutches? Is the air cast the right brace?

I have an avulsion ankle fracture and i was put in an air cast and on crutches. How long should I be on the crutches? Is the air cast the right brace?

Avulsion fracture: Without the xrays for review , it is difficult/impossible to say how long your healing will take. Seek the advice of your podiatrist - they are there for help . Best of 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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Best brace for broken ankle?

Best brace for broken ankle?

Fractured ankle: A brace might not be enough. If you have a fractured ankle recommend you see your doctor to get it further evaluated. You might need a cast or possible surgery. ...Read more

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Do people wear ankle braces forever?

Do people wear ankle braces forever?

Depends: Depends on the underlying condition. If you were placed in a brace after spraining an ankle, chances are you won't need long term ankle support. If you have conditions such as a drop foot deformity, bracing might be required unless surgical intervention is performed. ...Read more

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What is a good brace for rolled ankle?

What is a good brace for rolled ankle?

A properly fitted : Ankle brace. Most of them do the same job. A proper fit is crucial. The goal is to restrict frontal plane motion which consists of inversion or eversion. ...Read more

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Which type of ankle brace should I get?

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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Will ankle braces help heal the problem?

Will ankle braces help heal the problem?

Ankle brace: Possibly as the brace allows the ankle to repair itself and not strain healing ligament that need stability to heal. You may also need physical therapy . Hope that help. ...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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Is there anyway to brace a broken ankle so I can still dance?

Is there anyway to brace a broken ankle so I can still dance?

Wait until healed: Rarely should one dance with a fractured ankle until cleared by his/her physician. Most ankle fractures heal in 4-12 weeks, and i then prescribe physical therapy for several weeks before a patient can return to dancing, power walking, jogging or sports. Prior to that return, I do usually prescribe a brace (lace-up/velcro or semi-rigid) to prevent the ankle from rolling in/out and re-injury. ...Read more

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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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Do I need to wear ankle braces if I haven't had any serious ankle injuries?

Do I need to wear ankle braces if I haven't had any serious ankle injuries?

No ankle braces: Unless a physician has recommended that you wear ankle braces to protect against repeated injury/sprains, ankle braces are not indicated. ...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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I sprained my ankle is a lockstrap brace good.

I sprained my ankle is a lockstrap brace good.

Many options: The type of immobilization required depends on the location and severity of the injury. Options include: bracing, splinting, and casting. ...Read more

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