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Ankle Brace | Support

The ankle is a wobbly matter – literally! Just about everyone knows the pain that comes from missing your step and twisting your ankle. This pain is usually the result of the lateral ligaments or the outer ankle having undergone a major strain, sometimes even resulting in a broken bone. While both of these scenarios can play out in everyday life, injuries to the upper ankle occur most commonly in sports, where special care should be taken to protect the ankle. See below for some of the common problem areas.

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When the ankle is in a "foot pointing down" position, the bones are less stable and the joint relies on ligaments and muscles for stability.


The inward twisting of the foot – one of the most common ligament injuries of all – tears the outer (lateral) ligaments in varying degrees of severity, making any movement of the upper ankle joint extraordinarily painful. It would be advisable to have a medical professional examine a twisted ankle to make sure that no bones are broken. In addition to physical therapy, treatment often includes elevation, bracing, rest, ice and compression.

This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a doctor with any questions regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read here.