When you injure your ankle or participate in an activity that requires fast-paced weight changes, extra support can ensure your ankle stays protected. This is where an ankle brace comes in. There are a variety of ankle braces and you can select one based on your level of injury or amount of support desired. Your physical therapist or physician may recommend a specific ankle brace.
The Pain of the Sprain
The dominant ankle sprain is an inversion injury, where your ankle rolls toward the sole of the foot, causing pain. If you experience this injury, wear an ankle support that has metal or plastic supports on the outside of the ankle. This supports the injured ligaments on the ankle’s outside. Eversion sprains are less common, but occur when the foot rolls outward, resulting in a sprain. This injury type requires an ankle brace that features support on the inside as well as outside.
Dynacore Medical and Orthotics offers a variety of premium braces (Special Orders available).
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