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Do different sports require different types of ankle braces?

Do different sports require different types of ankle braces?

Not really: Unless during a particular motion you feel discomfort with the particular brace you are wearing, as some are made out of a softer material and others have a harder "exoskeleton". ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Braces (Definition)

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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My ankle is weak.I do running&basketball for 5 years.I wear an ankle brace in sports.I kind of walk pigeon toe with that foot.Whats wrong with ankle?

My ankle is weak.I do running&basketball for 5 years.I wear an ankle brace in sports.I kind of walk pigeon toe with that foot.Whats wrong with ankle?

You would need: To have an in office exam to have the ankle examined. It is possible like you say the ankle is weak, a ligament may need to be constructed to gain strength. Do you have a history of chronic ankle sprains? ...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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Rolled ankle 2-3 times in past 2 years. Wear braces for sports but still getting pains in ankle and higher up, what could it be & what to do ?

See a foot/ankle doc: After the exam they will know more and can relay to you what to do. There are a number of things that could be wrong. But, if you are feeling pain - go get it checked out. ...Read more

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Ortho said my ankle is a chronic sprain even though it's been five months. Hurts to lunge and can't do sports. Only said PT, why no boot or brace?


Ortho said my ankle is a chronic sprain even though it's been five months.  Hurts to lunge and can't do sports. Only said PT, why no boot or brace?

See Below: Ernest, if you have a chronic sprain, a boot won't help. At this point, you need to strengthen your ankle and lower leg muscles in order to take burden off of the joint. This is why your orthopedist recommended PT. In fact, a boot or brace could actually weaken those muscles. If PT doesn't help, speak with your ortho, because more testing may be needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will ankle braces increases chance of tearing your acl?

Will ankle braces increases chance of tearing your acl?

No.: There is no evidence to support that. Athletes at all levels brace their ankles, and there is no evidence to suggest that the ACL is at higher risk of injury because of them. ...Read more

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