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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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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 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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Why does my ankles swell?

Why does my ankles swell?

Ankle swelling: There can be many reasons for ankle swelling. This also depends if it is on one side or both. Causes may include arthritis or past trauma to area. Ligament or tendon issues can also occur. Lastly it is important to rule out any systemic issues that can also cause swelling. Bottom line: you should seek medical care to have this condition evaluated. ...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 causes frozen ankles?

What causes frozen ankles?

See below: This would be due to a huge arthritic buildup that stops ankle motion. ...Read more