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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?

No: There is ongoing controversy as to whether taping or bracing is more effective. The arguments are that taping is custom and better fitting but stretches out rapidly. Braces are generic but can be easily adjusted a d tightened as needed. If you have access to a professional trainer i recommend tape. If not, bracing is more reliable. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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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?

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?

Other options. : Get back to your podiatrist for other options. There's more than just one type of brace and treatment may include physical therapy. ...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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I have plantar fascitis and i want to know how effective are ankle braces to treat it?

Plantar fasciitis: An ankle brace would not be a good form and treatment for plantar fasciitis. The only type of brace that will help plantar fasciitis is called a dorsal night splint. ...Read more

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Can I wear ankle braces inside shoes while running?

Can I wear ankle braces inside shoes while running?

You can: Just be careful about friction..the brace can rub you and cause blistering... ...Read more

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Can ankle braces help plantar fascitis? Pain in fascia and tender.? Any advice besids the normal rice, stretch and strengthen and massage

Can ankle braces help plantar fascitis? Pain in fascia and tender.? Any advice besids the normal rice, stretch and strengthen and massage

Night splints???: There are some night splints to help stretch out the plantar fascia while you sleep. Some of these look like ankle braces, but provide a completely different service to you. You should also use replacement supportive insoles like spenco total support or rx orthotics. See a podiatrist for details. ...Read more

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Are over-the-counter ankle braces good enough if I have a hairline fracture?

Are over-the-counter ankle braces good enough if I have a hairline fracture?

Typically yes: Non displaced fractures are usually stable and if a lace up brace provides good pain relief, then it is typically acceptable. Pain with any fracture should be respected and could signify a more significant injury. ...Read more

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After running, I have pain on the inner part of my shins and I can barley walk. Sometimes the pain lessens, other times it feels unbarable. I have bow legs, are there any good ankle braces you recommend to prevent more pain while sprinting? I bought shoes

?shin splints: You may have shin splints from running too often. Try a day of rest in between runs. Stretch more often. Anti-inflammatories. You could have knee arthritis. Some people benefit from heel wedges but not ankle braces when they have bowed legs. If this doesn't help, then I think he need an examination by an orthopedic doctor & XR. There could also be a knee cap tracking issue. ...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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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