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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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Should I use an ACE wrap or ankle brace for my sprained ankle?

Should I use an ACE wrap or ankle brace for my sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: You can use either a brace or an ace bandage. A brace should be used for a more severe sprain. ...Read more

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What kind of ankle brace would you recommend for an inner high ankle sprain?

What kind of ankle brace would you recommend for an inner high ankle sprain?

More rigid: If you have truly have a high ankle sprain, then more rigid braces that come up higher on the ankle do a better job of protecting the syndesmotic ligaments. These types of braces are often provided by sports medicine and orthopedic doctors in their offices. The over-the-counter braces are fine for many of the "garden variety"/low-grade lateral sprains. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 4 weeks ago. 2nd degree. Wearing ankle brace. Still painful. Anything else i can do?

Sprained ankle 4 weeks ago. 2nd degree. Wearing ankle brace. Still painful. Anything else i can do?

Reduce edema: Some ankle sprains takes 2-3 months to heal, usually by reducing the edema (swelling) will decrease your pain level. Compression stockings , ice, anti inflammatory medications like Motrin /naprosyn, unna boot (soft cast ) physical therapy, walking cast boot, ankle braces all help with healing and reducing swelling. X-rays are needed to make sure there are no fractures/dislocations. See a physician. ...Read more

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Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear . Normal?

Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear . Normal?

Have it evaluated.: There are various possible treatment options depending on the location and severity of the injury. Options may include: immobilization, physical therapy, and surgical repair. ...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. Katharine Cox
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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