By far the most common injury in middle and high school athletes is sprains, especially to the ankle.
Ankle braces help to stabilize the ankle joint to prevent injury and can also be used during the recovery phase after an ankle injury or surgery. Athletes often experience fatigue of their ankles after prolonged athletic activity, for example tournament play, which can then lead to instability and ankle injury.
At our practice we recommend and fit athletes with DonJoy braces. DonJoy provides a full line of ankle support, to include compression sleeves, stabilizing braces and recovery braces. With a properly fitted brace athletes can return to play with the support needed to keep them on the court.
Please call or email if you are interested in bracing options for your athlete. I will be at Spire weekly on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4:30 PM until 7 PM or can make alternate arrangements as needed for your schedule.
Dr. Lori A. Herpen DeCato
Dr. DeCato and Associates