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If you wear an ankle brace long enough will it heal itself?

If you wear an ankle brace long enough will it heal itself?

Depends on injury: If you are speaking of an ankle sprain, then wearing a brace for awhile should help allow the injury to heal. If it is a fracture, you may need a fracture boot or cast and may need to stay off the ankle for a few weeks until it heals.

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Is it safe to wear ankle brace overnight?

Is it safe to wear ankle brace overnight?

IT'S SAFE: It's safe, but you really don't need to do so. It's more for support and stability when you walk. Sincerely, Dr. Latva

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I wear an ankle brace becuz I've sprained it many times. Recently, my ankle flared up without any new incident & I have trouble bending my ankle. Help?

I wear an ankle brace becuz I've sprained it many times. Recently, my ankle flared up without any new incident & I have trouble bending my ankle. Help?

May not be healed.: If you still have pain, it may not be healed yet. Have your feet evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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Should I wear an ankle brace if it hurts when I play basketball?

Should I wear an ankle brace if it hurts when I play basketball?

Probably.: There are lots of causes of ankle pain, but most problems are made worse by movement of the joint. If playing basketball increases your pain, wearing an ankle brace would be a very good idea. If you're truly injured, however, time off to rest and recover would be best, with the ankle brace used as support in future to prevent the injury from recurring.

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My daughter has CMT which effects her walk. Where to find her an ankle brace she can wear in her shoes?

My daughter has CMT which effects her walk. Where to find her an ankle brace she can wear in her shoes?

Cmt: You can speak to your doctor for recommendation of a orthotist who can make her a mafo (molded foot and ankle orthotic).

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Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear. Normal?

Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear. Normal?

Have it evaluated.: There are various possible treatment options depending on the location and severity of the injury. Options may include: immobilization, physical therapy, and surgical repair.

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I was walking when I sprained my ankle. I was just wondering if I should wear an ankle brace or not during the healing process?

I was walking when I sprained my ankle. I was just wondering if I should wear an ankle brace or not during the healing process?

Yes: Hello, In addition to ICE, rest and nsaids, I also recommended protected weight bearing to all my patients with ankle sprains. Its important to allow the ligaments in the area to heal without further disruption to their integrity.

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I am in an air cast for an ankle sprain. All its doing is causing swelling and pain. Could I juat wear and ankle brace instead?

I am in an air cast for an ankle sprain. All its doing is causing swelling and pain. Could I juat wear and ankle brace instead?

Possibly: If it is just an ankle sprain, and definitely not a fracture immobilization is not required definitively. The main purpose would be to provide support and aid in your function. So if the air cast is not helping, you could certainly try it without anything or go to a soft brace. Check with your doctor first as I don't know the specifics of the injury, but you don't have to immobilize a sprain.

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Will I get a blood clot if I wear a lace-up ankle brace with straps on the airplane? There is no metal in it. Would it help with swelling? Thank you!

Will I get a blood clot if I wear a lace-up ankle brace with straps on the airplane? There is no metal in it. Would it help with swelling? Thank you!

Need to see brace: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful advice without looking at the brace. With or without it, you can reduce you risk of clot formation by moving your legs. You may consult this site for suggestions: https://www. Locationrebel. Com/airplane-excercises/ For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine

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Is it safe and okay to wear a big ankle brace on a 5 hour airplane flight? Is it dangerous or will it cause blood clots? Thank you for your time!

Is it safe and okay to wear a big ankle brace on a 5 hour airplane flight? Is it dangerous or will it cause blood clots? Thank you for your time!

How tight?: If the brace is not tight so as to interfere with venous return, it would not add to the risk of blood clots. If the brace has metal in it you may have to go through extra-screening at the airport. If it not medically indicated you may wish to leave it home. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine

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I have pain in my ankle because I roll my foot when I walk to avoid bunion pain. Should I wear an ankle brace until I get orthotics?

Yes plus: Bunion pain has several sources: 1. Rubbing directly against the shoe (get wider or softer shoe leather). 2. Arthritis in the joint (hallux rigidus) treated with stiff soled shoes with a rocker can be helped by orthotic injections, surgery the rolling of the ankle multiple times may have stretched out your ankle ligaments and require a brace/physical therapy.

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After orif and bone graft to a web b fx will I have to wear an ankle brace when training in the future or should it not be necessary?

After orif and bone graft to a web b fx will I have to wear an ankle brace when training in the future or should it not be necessary?

Not necessarily: It really depends on your recovery and how well it goes. Majority of the time, people do not require bracing after successful orif of ankle fracture after full recovery. Hope you are doing well after your surgery and hope everyone on this site helped you with answers.

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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. What's 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. What's 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?

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What is an ankle brace for?

What is an ankle brace for?

An ankle.: It will stabilize your ankle and prevent it moving in certain directions. Usually, prevents inversion, the direction the ankle would move in a sprain.

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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.