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Doctor insights on: Types Of Ankle Braces

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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. Creighton Wright
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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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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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Do people wear ankle braces forever?

Do people wear ankle braces forever?

Depends: Depends on the underlying condition. If you were placed in a brace after spraining an ankle, chances are you won't need long term ankle support. If you have conditions such as a drop foot deformity, bracing might be required unless surgical intervention is performed. ...Read more

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Will ankle braces help heal the problem?

Will ankle braces help heal the problem?

Ankle brace: Possibly as the brace allows the ankle to repair itself and not strain healing ligament that need stability to heal. You may also need physical therapy . Hope that help. ...Read more

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Do I need to wear ankle braces if I haven't had any serious ankle injuries?

Do I need to wear ankle braces if I haven't had any serious ankle injuries?

No ankle braces: Unless a physician has recommended that you wear ankle braces to protect against repeated injury/sprains, ankle braces are not indicated. ...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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