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#641 Do I recommend ankle braces for runners?

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to give some lectures at the Heartland Podiatry Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. The conference organizers asked me to give an entire “Doc On The Run session” during which I presented five lectures back to back…all on how doctors could approach treatment of injured runners differently.

During the attendee question and answer session, a doctor asked:

“Do you use ankle braces for ankle sprains, and under what circumstances would you recommend braces for recovering runners?

This question came out of what’s called Conservative Management of Ankle Sprains in Runners Who Want to Run.

Do I recommend ankle braces for runners?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#282 Ankle brace vs air cast after ankle fracture

I got an interesting question sent in from a runner, who said…

I fractured my left ankle. I have been in an Aircast ever since. So, should I continue with the Aircast for another three weeks or try out an ankle brace?

Obviously when you want to get back to running, you think the key is always to advance as quickly as possible from one stage to the next, and that is true.

You definitely want to try to advance as rapidly as possible.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about when a runner can use an ankle brace instead of an aircast when healing from an ankle fracture.

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