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Which ankle brace is better for football after a sprain?

Which ankle brace is better for football after a sprain?

Brace, not Wrap: Typically the neoprene or ace type sleeves will not prevent the ankle roll. Look for a clamshell or stirrup type brace if you can wear it comfortably during play. The lace up style is also good, and better tolerated. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Is it safe to play football while wearing a knee brace for a torn meniscus?

Is it safe to play football while wearing a knee brace for a torn meniscus?

Knee brace: A knee brace can limit some excursion of the knee but it won't prevent catastrophic injuries or tears. ...Read more

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Will wearing a foot brace help heal midfoot ligament tear faster or is that more appropriate for a ankle tear?

Will wearing a foot brace help heal midfoot ligament tear faster or is that more appropriate for a ankle tear?

Rest, time, PT, Rx: Midfoot ligament tear will heal with rest and minimal immobilization. Ultrasound therapy is helpful. Injecting platelet rich plasma may help. An NSID is ok if you are able to tolerate the drug. I like the idea of your wearing a brace - it serves as a reminder to rest the foot. ...Read more

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Can a cast be used instead of a knee immobalizer for a dislocated patella if the brace doesn't work?

Can a cast be used instead of a knee immobalizer for a dislocated patella if the brace doesn't work?

Yes if no surgery is: needed, braces R removable (temptation is there) & tend 2 slip down if U do not have the perfect leg. That's my opinion, & it's a judgment call. All ortho guys don't Rx the same, & nothing wrong with that. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a patella dislocation and a sprained mcl?

What is the recovery time for a patella dislocation and a sprained mcl?

About a month: Have it checked by a knee doc to make sure you didn't injure the cartilage under the knee cap though. ...Read more

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Wearing a boot for an ankle twist how long is it required?

It depends: On how severely you injured the ankle. It might be a couple of weeks, or a few weeks longer. Talk to your treating physician what is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How should I go about returning to athletic play after an ankle sprain? Is a brace or athletic taping better?

How should I go about returning to athletic play after an ankle sprain? Is a brace or athletic taping better?

Brace: A brace is a more secure way to protect your ankle from re-injury. Eventually taping will be ok but at the beginning it is best to have good support. Taping can be very strong, depending on who does it, but it is not as strong as a good brace. However, it depends on what athletic activity you are doing because the brace will limit your mobility more. ...Read more

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Is a boot or a cast for better for a broken ankle?

Is a boot or a cast for better for a broken ankle?

Depends: If the ankle is a non-displaced fracture (which means that there is a broken bone, but is essentially in the same place and is in a stable position) then you could be placed in a walking boot. If it is an unstable fracture, then you should be placed in a cast to prevent any further motion in the fracture area. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective ankle brace for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

Which is the most effective ankle brace for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

Bauerfind!!!!!: If you are asking about a brace after the tendon has been repaired, i recommend a bauerfind achilles tendonitis ankle brace. It is a neoprene sleeve with soft gel padding on both sides of the achilles' tendon. ...Read more

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Is a plaster of paris necessary for a knee sprain? I had a soccer injury, a knee sprain and I the dr strapped my knee with POP

Is a plaster of paris necessary for a knee sprain? I had a soccer injury, a knee sprain and I the dr strapped my knee with POP

Plaster paris cast: A sprain, fracture , tear? Non orthopedist will splint( ( i.e. not all the way around), if concerned about a fracture or unstable joint. Or can use pre-fab splints and crutches. Nowadays only orthopedists cast . Fractures are detected by xray. Ligament tears, meniscus tears by MRI . Except for fracture ( and even w/ small fx) immobilize with brace ,ace and give crutches. discuss w ortho ...Read more

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Which orthopedic boot is best for a talus break, possibly AVN until I have surgery?

Which orthopedic boot is best for a talus break, possibly AVN until I have surgery?

I don't think so.: These boots are made for walking. Talus break with possible AVN, no walking. Better have another talk with your surgeon. Let him tell you what boot to wear. ...Read more

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Is running bad for a patellar dislocation?

Is running bad for a patellar dislocation?

Not necessarily: I have many patients with patella instability who run. The use of quad strengthening will help a patella instability issue. Also use of a patella stabilization sleeve will help somewhat. I would recommend running on level surfaces and avoid hills, stairs, and crouching. ...Read more

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Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?

Matter of preference: Where exactly are the spurs? Spurs sometimes depending on the location have little to do with pain and other times are the primary reason. In the after cases it may be recommended they be shaven down. ...Read more

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When do you prescribe a cast vs a walking boot after foot and ankle injury?

When do you prescribe a cast vs a walking boot after foot and ankle injury?

They are similar: A cast and a walking boot are similar and accomplish many of the same goals. The main difference is that you can remove a walking boot but cannot remove a cast. Walking boots are great when the condition that you are treating is safe to remove from the immobilization temporarily, eg to take a shower. In instances where it is not appropriate to remove the immobilization, a cast is better. ...Read more

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Is a healed sprained knee different than before it was sprained?

Is a healed sprained knee different than before it was sprained?

Yes: An ankle sprain means that the ligament has torn and healed. Even after the healed scar tissue has matured, it will not be as elastic or as strong as the original. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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