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Ankle Support

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Ankle Support

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The ankles play a key role in walking and mobility. Ankles consist of an intricate network of muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones designed to bear an individual’s full body weight. When an individual experiences weak ankles or ankle pain, ankle support may be able to restore function and reduce discomfort. There are a variety of ankle support tools and mechanisms that patients can use to reinforce weak ankles.

Types of Ankle Support

When choosing ankle support, patients should consider several factors. Ankle support for injured patients will vary from preventative ankle support. Stronger, more specialized ankle support devices may be used for demanding physical activity such as sports. Generally, patients with a greater need for ankle support will require more rigid devices. Primary types of ankle support include:
  • Soft ankle braces, such as compression socks and elastic bandages
  • Lace-up braces, which offer adjustable levels of pressure and support
  • Rigid braces, most commonly used for injury rehabilitation

Prevent Ankle Rolling

“Rolling” of the ankle is a common term used to describe inversion and eversion. Ankle inversion occurs when the ankle rotates outward, causing the bottom of the foot to turn inward. Eversion is the opposite motion, where the ankle rotates inward, causing the bottom of the foot to turn outward. Ankle rolling is a common form of injury. A number of semi-rigid and rigid braces provide support on the side of the ankles to prevent rolling, which may cause injury or worsen existing injury.

Soft Ankle Braces

Soft ankle braces are the most common type of mild-to-moderate ankle support. Soft ankle braces are designed to apply pressure to the ankle while keeping the area warm. Soft ankle braces provide less movement restriction than other types of ankle support. Pull-on compression socks and elastic bandages are common types of soft ankle braces. These braces can be found in local retail stores, such as drugstores.

Lace-Up Braces

Lace-up braces are typically semi-rigid. As a result, they offer more ankle support than soft braces without heavily restricting movement. They may consist of a leather, plastic, or canvas shell with laces along the front. Lace-up braces allow for adjustment in tightness around certain areas of the foot and ankle.

Rigid Braces

Rigid braces are the most movement-restricting type of ankle support. These braces are often used for ankle support after injury. Stirrup braces are a type of rigid braces that prevent ankle rolling while still allowing the patient’s ankle to move up and down. Rigid braces may also take the form of lace-up braces with hard supports on the sides to prevent rolling. A number of athletes use rigid braces during sports that require demanding movement such as running and jumping.     Sources: “Ankle/Foot Support Brace.” Long-Term Living Jan. 2011: 12. Academic OneFile. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. “Customizable ankle support.” Physical Therapy Products Apr. 2012: 10. Academic OneFile. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. “New options sports: ankle brace. (Product News).” Physical Therapy Feb. 2003: 197. Academic OneFile. Web. 16 Mar. 2014.

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RON MILLER, DPT, OCS, Cert DN


Doctor of Physical Therapy | Board Certified Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist | Post-Doctoral Orthopaedic Residency Trained | Certified in Dry Needling | Titleist Performance Institute Certified

Dr. Ron Miller is the owner and founder of Pursuit Physical Therapy. His core belief is that it is not about the physician, the physical therapist, or the insurance company: it is about what is truly best for the patient. Dr. Miller started...

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CAREY ROTHSCHILD, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, CKTP


Doctor of Physical Therapy and Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida | Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
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Dr. Carey Rothschild is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Central Florida.  Dr. Rothschild earned a Bachelor of Health Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 from the University of Florida and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2005...

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MICHAEL FABRICK, DPT, Cert. DN


Doctor of Physical Therapy | Certified in Dry Needling | Pursuit Sports Performance Specialist | Professional Tennis Tour Physical Therapist

Dr. Michael Fabrick was born and raised in Hanover, Pennsylvania and attended Slippery Rock University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He then went on to receive his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in May of 2020. During his final tenure as a Doctoral intern, he trained underneath Todd Ellenbecker, who is one of the world’s leading experts on shoulder rehabilitation and is the Vice President of Medical Services for the ATP World Tour...

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Maryann was originally born in Connecticut but moved to Florida with her family at the age of 9 and she grew up in Jupiter, Florida. She then went to college at the University of Central Florida...

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