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Do Different Sports Require Different Types Of Ankle Braces
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
1mm round darker brown mole rubbed off leg by wearing ankle brace for sports. Normal skin now no mole Is there anything to worry about? Skin cancer
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
What type of brace should I use for my peroneus brevis tendon injury. I have a ankle brace with rigid sides and laces up tried it but didn't help much?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is my ankle okay to play lacrosse i sprained my ankle about 2 months ago maybe a little less. I can run and jump on it if I have a sports brace on it. I can move it with only a little pain but nothing serious. I had a level 2 sprain
See below: Usually a tie up ankle brace will given better support and fit. ...Read more
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