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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Have overpronation & wear orthotics. Need supportive shoes. Do they have to have hi vamp? Mary janes large strap in front near ankle ok?
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?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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