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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. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Is it safe to wear ankle brace overnight?

Is it safe to wear ankle brace overnight?

Yes but why: You could wear it at night but the chances of harming or twisting your ankle while you are sleeping is pretty slim. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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/
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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.
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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. 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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is my ankle supposed to move at all in an aircast- stirrup ankle brace?

It can: The brace allows for doriflex ion and plantarflexion.... (foot moving up and down) but does not allow eversion or inversion (describes the motion of twisting the foot.). ...Read more

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Have ankle brace on and taking pain medication. What else can I do to recover faster?

Have ankle brace on and taking pain medication. What else can I do to recover faster?

Depends on severity: For an ankle sprain, ice is helpful during the first week especially. Gentle range of motion exercise is helpful later and strengthening lastly. ...Read more

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Should I go for a run with an ankle brace on?

I would be: Very careful if you are wearing a brace due to recent injury then no running. If you are wearing it to prevent an injury then it should be ok. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I start swimming if I still have my ankle brace?

Do you think I should I start swimming if I still have my ankle brace?

Ankle brace: That depends on what the brace was for and what type of brace. A few more details are needed here ...Read more

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My daughter rolled her ankle surfing and I wanted to know if an ankle brace would be helpful and if so, what kind?

My daughter rolled her ankle surfing and I wanted to know if an ankle brace would be helpful and if so, what kind?

Sprain vs fracture: If she is able to bear weight without significant pain it is a good sign that ankle is only sprained. Rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) therapy is the recommended treatment course for sprains/strains. Compression via a sturdy ACE wrap or via a snug elastic slide-on ankle brace is usually sufficient; just be sure that she still has good circulation in toes ie. Compression isn't too tight ...Read more

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Does an ankle brace protect the ligaments in the ankle?

Does an ankle brace protect the ligaments in the ankle?

OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. These will protect the ligaments of the ankle - that's what they are designed for. ...Read more

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Should I use an ACE wrap or ankle brace for my sprained ankle?

Should I use an ACE wrap or ankle brace for my sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: You can use either a brace or an ace bandage. A brace should be used for a more severe sprain. ...Read more

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What kind of ankle brace helps with heel pain?

What kind of ankle brace helps with heel pain?

Arch support: Ankle brace probably won't help. Normally need something with arch support. Over the counter stuff normally doesn't work. You may need a custom orthotic made from a mold of your feet by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can I sprain my ankle worse while wearing an ankle brace?

Can I sprain my ankle worse while wearing an ankle brace?

Not usually: A good active ankle brace will help prevent some sprains. ...Read more

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I've been doing insanity for about 3 weeks now and my right ankle is hurting. Ankle brace?

Family practice: Ice antiinflamatory and rest are hallmarks for healing a sprain. Ankle brace might be beneficial to prevent further injury. Tendinitis would be treated the same way. It sounds like you don't want to rest it. If it gets much worse you may have too. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 4 weeks ago. 2nd degree. Wearing ankle brace. Still painful. Anything else I can do?

Sprained ankle 4 weeks ago. 2nd degree. Wearing ankle brace. Still painful. Anything else I can do?

Reduce edema: Some ankle sprains takes 2-3 months to heal, usually by reducing the edema (swelling) will decrease your pain level. Compression stockings, ice, anti inflammatory medications like Motrin /naprosyn, unna boot (soft cast) physical therapy, walking cast boot, ankle braces all help with healing and reducing swelling. X-rays are needed to make sure there are no fractures/dislocations. See a physician. ...Read more

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Can I use wrap my ankle and on top of that add an ankle brace in stead of using a boot? Only for a day

Get doc's ok: There are many types of ankle fractures. Some are stable and some are not. Also it depends on how long since the injury. Ankle fractures in general take about 6-8 weeks to heal. Call your doc for best advice. ...Read more

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Broke my ankle in july with ligament damage. Just got the ok to surf again in about a month. Is it to soon or should I look into getting a ankle brace?

Broke my ankle in july with ligament damage. Just got the ok to surf again in about a month. Is it to soon or should I look into getting a ankle brace?

OTC Ankle brace: I would wear a brace if I were you. You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. The ones podiatrists stock are better than most found in stores. ...Read more