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Ankle sprains are one of the most commons injuries seen in athletics. Although preventative exercises can reduce the risk of an ankle sprain, some sprains are inevitable. Below is a list of actions athletes can take after an initial ankle sprain to get back to the competition more quickly.

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102816-ATC-WalkingBoot.pngA few weeks ago I was watching a press conference with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson who was commenting on how the ankle injury he sustained in the previous game was progressing.  When explaining his ankle situation the day after the injury he said the first thing he did was to take off the walking boot, because “You can’t play in a boot.” 

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Treating Syndesmotic ankle injuries with an ankle brace really took a leap forward with the invention of hinged-cuff technology.  We all know Syndesmotic or “high” ankle injuries occur when the ankle and lower leg rotate in opposite directions.  The ideal ankle brace for this condition would be one that restricts ankle and lower leg rotation.  That is what the “cuff” accomplishes in hinged-cuff  ankle brace design. (more…)