Ankle Support

Ankle support refers to any of several means by which external stabilization can be applied to the ankle joint. This typically includes both bracing devices and taping. Ankle support is relevant to the field of sports medicine because of the high incidence of ankle injuries among athletes participating in sports. Approximately 15% to 25% of all musculoskeletal injuries are ankle sprains. Athletes involved in basketball, football, and volleyball typically have the highest rates of ankle sprains. This entry reviews the types of ...

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