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Hello Doctor,I’m a basketball player for my high school team and play/practice everday. I’m almost 18 years old and I have just started having ankle problems. I’m looking for a good ankle brace/support that will help make my ankles last longer, and have less pain the morning after playing basketball. I practice about 8 hours a day on the weekends and the day after, my ankle is swollen and sore. I am looking for a product under $20 that will support my ankles. I heard some ankle supports can actually do more harm than help, so I wanted to see if you could help me. Please e-mail me at [email protected] Thank youBrad

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    I am 18 years old. Although Scholiosis is not proven to be genetic, its is a problem throughout my family.
    I was diagnosed 2 years ago with a slight curvature in my lover back. It caused me a great deal of pain in my neck and right leg. I went to physio to help deal with the pain. Gradually my curvature worsened. Then out of the blue, the pain disappeared, I felt completely comfortable and clothes didn’t sit as awkwardly on my squint body.
    At my next regular check up I was told that not only had my curvatur disappeared, but I had a completely straight spine! I feel so lucky and I just want say, I know how painful and uncomfortable it can be! People just don’t realize! My aunt has a metal rod fitted all the way down her spine to prevent her spine curving and crushing her organs. I look at her and think how lucky I am.
    So anyone out there who has scholiosis, ur not alone!

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    Dear sophia,
    It is difficult, but your daughter is not the only one who is dealing with this, so she is not alone. I suggest you look up information on scoliosis, and teach your daughter about her condition so that she is not afraid, and so that she might even decide to wear her brace more often (She could also inform her peers so that they might stop making fun of her)! Another treatment she could do to improve the curve pattern of her spine and strengthen her muscles so that she maintains balance is to exercise. I hope my advise helps you!
    Sincerely, Melony

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    Dear Sophia, It is difficult, but your daughter is not the only one who is dealing with this, so she is not alone. I suggest you look up information on scoliosis, and teach your daughter about her condition so that she is not afraid, and so that she might even decide to wear her brace more often( She could also inform her peers so that they might stop making fun of her)! Another treatment she could do to improve the curve pattern of her spine and strengthen her muscles so that she maintains balance is to exercise. I hope my advise helps you! -Anonomous

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    My daughter has been diagnosed with scoliosis and she is just 11 yrs old. Her scoliosis at now has 45 degrees and the doctor gave her a brace but it is so unconfortable that she barely uses it besides in the school all her peers make fun of her which makes more dificult to her use it. I would like to receive some e-mails referent to her condition and some other people that has experienced the same or closest condition and what to do. Because I am very scared of her having a surgery as well my husband. if you out there could gives an advice or share some experience please do so and confort us with some other thruth besides just talking with cold doctors.
    sincerely sophia gallucci

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