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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
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
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?
See below: Usually a tie up ankle brace will given better support and fit. ...Read more
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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
You can: Just be careful about friction..the brace can rub you and cause blistering... ...Read more
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
Sprained ankle 19d ago. Swelling/pain better. @ ER ankle braces, crutches for 6 wks. Still limited movement/stiff/v weak. Will physio heal 100%?
Yes with therapy: This depends on the extent of the injury. What is injured and torn, etc. Ask your physician to have you see an ankle specialist. ...Read more
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
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
Ankle brace: That depends on what the brace was for and what type of brace. A few more details are needed here ...Read more
Problem?: What is the problem that you are having with your ankle? ...Read more
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
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
Arch support: Ankle brace probably wont 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
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