Anonymous
Two weeks ago

Ankle brace for ATFL injury

I'm currently on the hunt for a good brace for my ankle after an ATFL rupture. I’ve looked around online but don’t really want to wait for shipping for it to come in. I should be wearing one for general walking now. I’m around Melbourne CBD if anyone has any recommendations.

Also, any other ATFL injuries from hoopers out there? How was your rehab?

Thanks

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Frank  
Two weeks ago

Why do you need to wear a brace for an ankle sprain?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

You can always tape it.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

ASO ankle brace is the gold standard.

You should call a local Physiotherapy clinic to see if they have one.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Why do you need to wear a brace for an ankle sprain?"

Because my physio said I need to. I guess to prevent reinjury.

“You can always tape it”

Yeah I will eventually. Apparently the brace is more protection particularly in early days.

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Frank  
Two weeks ago

Is the physio selling you the brace? The brace is a waste of money, adds no protection in the early mid or late days

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Nah the physio is just telling me to get one wherever i can. He said get one with Velcro and laces and wear it the next few weeks. I'm 3 weeks post injury now

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Anonymous  
Last week

Interesting..
I was told specifically by specialists NOT to wear a brace of any kind. It does nothing to prevent injuries reoccurring, and they actually weaken the joint and surrounding tissues.
This was after a broken ankle, and significant Achilles injury.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Better find another physio to the guy above.
I have seen dozens of ankle injuries over the years and lots with braces and tape on. I can guarantee yo the injuries would have been far worse if they didnt have that protection undoubtedly.
I would also suggest that if they weren't wearing that protection in some cases the ankles would have been broken.

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Frank  
Last week

How exactly can you guarantee that? That sounds like a sound scientifically based statement....

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Anonymous  
Last week

I can guarantee that if you wear no strapping or tape the damage done to your ankle injury will be far worse.
Based on decades of looking after ankles.

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Anonymous  
Last week

OP here. Thanks for the replies. Brace > tape? Or should I go brace then tape? Still looking around Melb for a good brace.

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Anonymous  
Last week

3 weeks with nothing!! Too late.

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Frank  
Last week

"I can guarantee that if you wear no strapping or tape the damage done to your ankle injury will be far worse.
Based on decades of looking after ankles".

What an amazing thing to have on your resume. You may well be right, ankle guards or taping may reduce the severity of the injury, or they may not; there is simply no way to prove this, therefore your statement "of guarantee" just does not hold. Scientific evidence unfortunately is not based on anecdotes, it generally requires a stronger level of evidence than this. This is Level 5 evidence - meaningless.

The problem with physiotherapy as a profession (assuming that is where you are coming from), is that a lot of treatments are based on very little evidence. That is why treatments such as ultrasound, interferential and even wax therapy, which were big in the 90's, have fallen out of favour - zero evidence to support their use.

If you can back up your personal guarantee with some data, I would be happy to change my view.

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Anonymous  
Last week

"3 weeks with nothing!! Too late."

Ha no- 3 weeks in a moon boot

I got a brace. I'll wear it for a bit then strap.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Shame you didn't say that at the outset. All you were worried about was shipping costs. Cheap arse.
"I got a brace. I'll wear it for a bit then strap."
I could advise on that incorrect suggestion, but now I won't.

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Anonymous  
Last week

"Shame you didn't say that at the outset. All you were worried about was shipping costs. Cheap arse.“

Nope. Couldnt care less about the costs. Just wanted to know where to get a good one in person because I didn't want to wait a week to get one shipped from online. As I said it my original post.

I ended up getting a Shock Doctor level 3 brace from Rebel Sport today. Peace of mind for protection while it heals.

Thanks to those with the helpful responses

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Duke Fan  
Last week

proprioception exercises for ankle

That's what you want to be Googling if you want to prevent reoccurrence

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Anonymous  
Last week

As a current physiotherapist I'd be prioritising strengthening and proprioception exercises to prevent re-occurrence of injury.

In the mean time, ankle bracing / taping to protect the ATFL and ankle joint whilst it is still recovering. If you’ve had a full rupture I’d say you are still in the recovery phase and you do not want to aggravate it.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Thanks guys

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Anonymous  
Last week

Yeah stuff your physio should have told you originally. A moon Boot FFS.

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