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11 Tips for Wearing Braces Comfortably at Work

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On any given day, hundreds of thousands of people wear a brace for aching joints or back pain before going to work. Maybe they are recovering from an injury or caring for a skill joint that often needs extra support. Some people suffer from arthritis, others are too active to avoid the occasional injury. But what all these people have in common is the need to wear the brace comfortably at work. This is a task that is easier said than done. The right exercise brace can make your job easier and less dangerous. But they do fit snugly and...

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How to wear an ankle brace properly in 8 easy steps

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In recent years, braces have become a popular treatment for common foot injuries, such as sprains, chronic ankle instability, and stress fractures. Braces hold joints/ligaments in place, limit your range of motion, and provide therapeutic warmth/compression during physical activity. Additionally, according to the researchers, braces can "prevent ankle sprains in previously injured players." But the question is how to put on the ankle brace, right? #1 Determine Your Ankle Brace Type Braces come in different types, such as soft (ankle braces), semi-rigid (laced or hinged), and rigid. The type of brace depends on your health and how much compression/restriction you...

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Why do you need an ankle brace?

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Whether it's after a sports injury or one of the many accidents that can occur in everyday life, an ankle brace can be a great aid in recovery. Styles vary according to need, but the device should be rigid or flexible, with a choice of plastic or metal supports for more control or to prevent potential problems. Stronger types tend to be secured with laces or Velcro, while lighter pullovers are used to reduce inflammation. Whatever the problem, it's always wise to seek medical advice to determine the most appropriate treatment - proper care after a fall is paramount. Ankle...

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Ankle Stress Fracture

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What is a stress fracture? A stress fracture is a fracture or crack in the bone. Stress fractures occur when small or moderate amounts of force are applied to the bone repeatedly and over time. This differs from traumatic fractures, where large amounts of force are applied suddenly, such as in the case of a severe ankle sprain, which can lead to an acute ankle fracture, or in a car crash, when the bones in the foot can be damaged or crushed). Stress fractures are common in the bones of the foot and ankle because we constantly put stress on...

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Can you walk with an ankle splint?

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Ankle splints can be used for sprains, fractures and dislocations. You may be able to walk with an ankle splint, but usually not right away. After an injury such as a sprain, fracture, or dislocation, it usually takes time to heal before weight bearing. Walking or weight bearing prematurely may slow healing or cause further damage. It is important to have your injury diagnosed and to speak with your doctor to know when you can walk with an ankle splint. What is an ankle splint and what is it used for? An ankle splint is an ankle immobilization device that...

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