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What is an ankle brace for?

What is an ankle brace for?

Ankle brace: Generally for ankles that are weak from previous injuries where the ligaments are weak so that while doing activities one can hopefully prevent worse damage. ...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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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

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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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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 ...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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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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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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