The Benefits of Bracing
Braces are designed to help enhance mobility following injury and keep you active for longer rather than simply immobilising the affected region.
Following ankle ligament injuries, early “safe” mobilisation is useful, with the ligaments and bones healing better and quicker when controlled “normal” loads are applied. If you are prescribed an Exoform Ankle Support (with straps) for example, you can control the movement of the subtalar joint and prevent the extreme inversion of the joint that caused the problem.
Bracing can be used to extend the therapy a Physiotherapist is providing. The Physiotherapist is normally with the patient for 15-20 minutes and they go through the exercises, but if you have a brace that can apply a therapeutic stretch outside of that short window then the benefit is likely to be increased.
A support brace helps you by:
- Relieving your pain
- Resting the injured tissues by taking some of the stressful loads
- Protecting the injured structures from further injury
- Allowing for initial tissue healing
- Preventing future injury by support or joint stabilisation
Bracing Vs Taping
Bracing and Taping are both designed to do the same job in helping to keep an individual active.
However, whereas most tape will only last 3-4 days before losing their effectiveness, braces are designed to keep up with your active lifestyle.
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If you are unsure about which solution is right for you, simply speak with your physiotherapist or physician who will be able to advise you which brace would be most effective.
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