Prevent ankle sprains by wearing ankle support braces for women
The ankle consists of an intricate network of bones, ligam...
For women it is required to take care of their ankle injuries effectively as there may be
chances that one may have more s...
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Prevent ankle sprains by wearing ankle support braces for women

The ankle consists of an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles that forms the talocrural region where the foot and the legs meet. The ankle consists of three joints that include the ankle joint proper or talocrural joint, the subtalar joint and the inferior tibiofibular joint.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Prevent ankle sprains by wearing ankle support braces for women The ankle consists of an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles that forms the talocrural region where the foot and the legs meet. The ankle consists of three joints that include the ankle joint proper or talocrural joint, the subtalar joint and the inferior tibiofibular joint. In medical terms, the ankle refers broadly to the regions or specifically to the talocrural joint. As ankles support the human body, it is one of the most commonly injured areas of the body due to certain activities such as running, jumping, and other bodily movements. In totality, the ankles are involved in almost every aspect of bodily movements. The most common problems of the ankle are fractures and sprain. Sprain can be defined as an injury to the ligaments and takes a few weeks to months to heal completely. A fracture on the other hand is a break in a bone. A person can feel ankle pain inside or outside of the ankle or along the Achilles tendon that connects the muscles of the lower leg to the heel bone. Women are more prone to ankle sprains due to differences in foot structure, muscle strength, ligament laxity when compared with men. There exist biological differences between male and female feet and legs. For instance, women had a wider forefoot, shorter arch length, and shorter metatarsals compared to men. Therefore, wearing ankle support braces for women would help women to reduce the chances of ankle injury. Wearing ankle support braces for women also help women in recovering from a sprain and in improving the stability of the ankle and protects it from further injury. Wearing ankle support braces for women is also common amongst women athletes who had already gone through with ankle sprains but needs protection from further injuries and damage to the soft tissues of the ankle. Doctors and orthopedic surgeons usually recommend women athletes involved in sports (such as soccer, snowboarding etc.) that are likely to cause ankle sprains to wear ankle supports for women to prevent the occurrence of any painful injury.
  • 2. For women it is required to take care of their ankle injuries effectively as there may be chances that one may have more severe sprain than thought otherwise. Therefore, it is extremely important to efficiently monitor and properly care for ankles and all of the joints before an injury actually occur. In case of general sprain, the ankle support braces for women would generally control the swelling and simultaneously adds stability to the healing ligaments. Choosing the right ankle support brace is an important activity when going to wear ankle support braces for women. There are different types of ankle braces that are being designed as per the requirements. Some ankle support braces are specially manufactured for the protection of injured and these are made by using light fabric that is comfortable to wear and offer mild support. For instance, braces like DonJoy Velocity are designed to wear inside the shoe with features that include more flexibility and lightweight construction to encourage the proper movement during sporting activities. Nevertheless, before wearing the ankle support braces for women it is recommended to take the opinion of the therapist or health professional or orthopedic surgeon for a proper appraisal of the condition of the ankles.

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