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Preventing Ankle Sprains
Braces are made to either fit inside or outside of a man or woman's shoe or boot. There are two basic designs of ankle braces available on the market: stirrups and boots. (yes, it sounds very country and western).
3 Amoroso PJ, Ryan JB, Bickley B, Leitschuh P, Taylor DC, Jones BH. Braced for Impact: Reducing Military Paratroopers' Ankle Sprains Using Outside-the-Boot Braces. Journal of Trauma Injury, Infection and Important Care. 1998. V 45(3):575-580.
The cost of a brace makes it an especially desirable strategy for preventing ankle sprains. A typical brace will