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Ankle Brace For High Ankle Sprain
More rigid: If you have truly have a high ankle sprain, then more rigid braces that come up higher on the ankle do a better job of protecting the syndesmotic ligaments. These types of braces are often provided by sports medicine and orthopedic doctors in their offices. The over-the-counter braces are fine for many of the "garden variety"/low-grade lateral sprains. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear . Normal?
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
For a 2nd grade ankle sprain with no fractures, should I use crutches or is it enough to wear an inflatable stirrup ankle brace? Or should I use both
I had a moderate ankle sprain that healed I use ankle brace daily & at the end of the day my ankle & foot are swollen & painful what is wrong with it?
Too much strain from: The sprain causing swelling in the brace used. Need to elevate leg at the end of the day to drain the extra lymphatic fluid so it goes back to your heart. And remain off your sprained foot as much as you can with it elevated throughout most of the day until it heels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an ankle sprain two months ago. Now I am having pain in p tibial. I have been wearing inflatable stirrup ankle brace for five weeks. The doctor said I should continue wearing itbut the physio said ditch. Who's right?
Depends: Does the brace relieve symptoms? The brace is not a substitute for rehab. Typically, i utilize more functional braces that are often smaller and utilize velcro or laces. The stirrup splint can be too restrictive once in the final recovery stages. It's not a very functional brace during athletic participation either. If you mean posterior tib tendonitis, there are braces made specifically for this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sprained ankle 4 weeks ago. 2nd degree. Wearing ankle brace. Still painful. Anything else i can do?
Reduce edema: Some ankle sprains takes 2-3 months to heal, usually by reducing the edema (swelling) will decrease your pain level. Compression stockings , ice, anti inflammatory medications like Motrin /naprosyn, unna boot (soft cast ) physical therapy, walking cast boot, ankle braces all help with healing and reducing swelling. X-rays are needed to make sure there are no fractures/dislocations. See a physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I sprained my ankle(inwards)last fall and there is still outside pain that comes and goes.Could it still be hurt?what can I do to help it?Ankle brace?
Please have an adult: ...or someone at least 16 years of age ask this question. ...Read more
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
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