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What is the correct way to strap ankles to play sport?

What is the correct way to strap ankles to play sport?

Not really helpful: Others may have differing opinions, but there is no proof i'm aware of that taping an athlete's ankles reduces the incidence of injury or protects an already injured ankle. Weak ankles are best treated with rehabilitation exercises. There are also sports braces which can protect an injured ankle and help prevent further injury. My advice is to consult a physical therapist. ...Read more

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My physio says I have a lateral ankle sprain, sprained ligament and injured nerve in right foot yet he didn't strap me. I feel I need support , do I?

My physio says I have a lateral ankle sprain, sprained ligament and injured nerve in right foot yet he didn't strap me. I feel I need support , do I?

Ankle bracing: One of the keys to recovery from an ankle sprain is weight bearing, however it should be done with little or no limp. If you are limping significantly or have giving out of ankle then a brace or taping would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Got patella tendonitis and bought patella strap for leg....What is recommended miles per week to run...Is 8mpw a good start and build up from there?

Got patella tendonitis and bought patella strap for leg....What is recommended miles per week to run...Is 8mpw a good start and build up from there?

Start with PT: For tendinitis, anti-inflammatory medicines will help with the pain. But the real treatment is to stretch and strengthen the tendon. This is best done with formal physical therapy. Also, sometimes hip muscle weakness can contribute to knee tendinitis. Activity like running is generally ok as long as the pain is minimal. Start slow and build slowly. ...Read more

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Can strapping my ankle with kinesio tape will help where my tibia is around there?

Ankle pain?: I cannot really tell by your question what area is of concern other than the ankle area. If u feel you need a bit of support, correctly applied kinesio- tape or athletic tape can help. There are some very good you tube videos demonstrating how to apply these. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes my ankles to swell?

What causes my ankles to swell?

Many causes: It could be as simple as venous insufficiency due to age, especially in women to heart-failure, renal disease, liver disease and poor diet. It would be a good idea to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful ankles what could it be?

Painful ankles what could it be?

Depends: It depends on the timing, duration, characteristic, response to activity, time of day, and intensity. Could be arthritis, instability, tendon tear, ligament tear, impingement, extra bone, or nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid on the ankles ?

Many causes: If it is peripheral edema the causes include an underlying medical reason- hypothyroidism, venous stasis/insufficiency, heart disease, excess sodium intake, diabetes, or caused by medication. If it is arising from the ankle joints think arthritis. In either case, see your doctor to get at the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my ankles keep clicking?

Why might it be that my ankles keep clicking?

Many reasons: Possible air in joint, tendon or ligament out of position, arthritis and many more. X-ray would give a clue. ...Read more

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Curious as to why are my ankles always swollen?

Curious as to why are my ankles always swollen?

Could be many things: It would be best to see a doctor for evaluation. It could be anything from poor circulation, to varicose veins, to kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How would i get fatter/thicker calfs and ankles?

Calve workouts: Any workouts that pushes you to the tip toe position will strengthen the calf muscle. Jumping jacks, lunges, stair climbing, hurdle running, etc. ...Read more

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Are there solutions and suggestions for weak ankles?

Ankle brace: Several ways one see physical therapy to help with muscle strength and proprioceptive training, lace up ankle braces are effective and depending on activities and activity level bledsoe makes the ultimate ankle brace worn by professional athletes.Any podiatrist could help you make the best decision. ...Read more

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What is a ankle fusion?

What is a ankle fusion?

Ankle fusion: It's a surgical procedure where the joint surface is resected than locked together with screws, rods or plates. This allows for no motion across a painful joint. ...Read more

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What's ankle weight risk?

What's ankle weight risk?

Mutiple reasons: The use of ankle weights can have severe adverse effects on the lower extremity joints. The following can occur: joint strain, hyperextension of the ankle, and severe balance loss. Best to learn how to use the ankle weights appropriately before starting any physical training activity. ...Read more

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What is a cause of ankle pains?

Ankle pain : There is a long list of structures that are part of the ankle that could cause pain too many to list in this box i would see a specialist either a podiatrist and or a orthopedist and have x-rays and a xray also a MRI and or ct maybe needed depends on the history. ...Read more

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How might you twist your ankle?

Ankle sprain: Generally, a twisted ankle is another term for a "sprained ankle". This is either a rotation with the foot turned in or out and the leg turning with the foot or against it. The most common twist is when the foot turns in and "rolls" under the ankle where pain, swelling, and instability occurs on the outside of the ankle. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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What if i breck my ankle tomrow?

What if i breck my ankle tomrow?

Buy crutches 2day: Seriously: ice elevate and take the weight off the ankle till you can see a doctor and get treated.Treatment depends on what kind of fracture pattern you have from bracing to casting to surgery. ...Read more

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Little white spots on my ankles?

Skin plaques. : Probably nothing to be concerned about. Also, probably nothing to do about it. You could see a dermatologist to have it checked out. ...Read more