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I wonder what the expected lifespan is for an ankle support. A friend of mine has been using one for a few months, and it starts falling apart every 6 weeks or so (see picture below). Also, the ankle support tend to loosen over time.

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Are ankle supports made to be used to prolonged period of times, like a few months or more?

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  • <comments deleted> Please do not leave answers in the comments. Instead, it would be appreciated if you leave an actual answer (with references) below.
    – michaelpri
    Aug 4, 2015 at 18:12
  • I’m voting to close this question because off topic.
    – Thomas
    Aug 26, 2020 at 23:40
  • @Thomas questions about medical equipment are perfectly on topic Aug 26, 2020 at 23:41
  • Not really something that goes into medical sciences per se imo, but then, also lacks prior research or sources thereof. Probably easiest to answer via asking the manufacturer or distributor; if not, then opinion-based.
    – Thomas
    Aug 26, 2020 at 23:44
  • @Thomas I'm interested to know for ankle supports in general, not for a specific brand/model. The question was asked over 5 years ago when the "lacks prior research" wasn't a reason to close, and when the website was called "Health". Aug 27, 2020 at 0:08

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