Athletes and people with an active lifestyle are prone to injury. Ankle injuries are one of the most common sports injuries. Stumbling, an incorrect push-off or an over-rotation can often lead to ligament damage. A brace can be extremely beneficial to prevent injury.
Taping and bracing, when applied before exercising, can improve the stability of the ankle joint. They can protect the ankle in case of sudden twisting movements which can otherwise result in injury or trauma.
Bracing can help to speed up healing and reduce the risk of re-injury.
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It also helps to prevent unnecessary movement while allowing normal movements wherever possible.
Orthopedic braces are easy to fit, are usually washable, can be pulled tighter to adjust and are skin-friendly. It is recommended that apart from taping and bracing, athletes should warm up properly before indulging in any sport to prevent injury.
Leading orthopedic bracing specialist, Dr. Adam Farber in Phoenix, uses bracing for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including instability, ligament sprains, deformity, fractures, and arthritis.
To set up a consultation with one of the best orthopedic bracing specialist in Phoenix, AZ, call Phoenix Shoulder and Knee clinic at 480-219-3342.
Dr. Adam Farber is a Board certified, Fellowship trained and experienced orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in sports medicine. He has a particular interest in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, ankle and knee. His focus is on shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries/conditions, including rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, labral pathology, Tommy John surgery, articular cartilage injuries, meniscal pathology, and ACL tears.