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Treating Ankle Injuries with Sports Physical Therapy and Lace-Up Braces

Of all the sports, basketball tends to exert the most pressure on the foot and ankle, and it’s not hard to figure out why.  Given the amount of jumping and running involved, players are constantly at risk for twisting an ankle, pulling a muscle, or rupturing a tendon.

Experts say that there are two main types of injuries that can occur: an injury caused by sudden impact or a long-term, chronic injury that intensifies over time.  In both instances, physical therapy can help.  And as providers of sports physical therapy in Downers Grove, we’ll get you back on the court safely and help reduce the risk of future injury.

While no two athletes or therapy regimens are the same, recovery may also include lace-up ankle braces, as a recent presentation at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine found that such braces can reduce the occurrence of acute injury.

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