An ankle sprain is a common injury, with an estimated 25,000 injuries occurring each day, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. A roll, twist or awkward turn of the ankle can either tear or stretch the ligaments of the ankle that are needed for stabilizing the joints and making sure your ankle does not move past its normal range of motion.
When participating in many sports, athletes are constantly jumping, twisting, and moving from side to side very quickly. These repetitive motions tend to happen quickly, causing sprains or other injuries to your ankle. This brace can help athletes recover from those sprains and strains, but it can also help prevent these injuries as well.
In addition to sprains, this ankle stabilizer splint can also help you manage posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD). Posterior tibial tendonitis is a condition caused by changes in the tendon, impairing its ability to support your foot arch. This condition results in flat feet, causing your foot and toes to turn outward and your ankle to roll inward, which can eventually lead to eversion ankle sprains. Fortunately, this hinged ankle support has a non-bulky, semi-rigid shell to help keep your ankle from rolling in or out, protecting against pronation and supination movements while allowing normal ankle function.
The difference between a fractured ankle and a sprained ankle is that a break, crack, or chip in your bone is necessary to have a broken ankle. A sprained ankle refers to a torn ligament.
In severe cases, both an ankle fracture and sprain can occur at the same time. This can happen in several ways:
Normally, you don’t need to visit the doctor with a minor ankle sprain. In most cases, an ankle sprain can be treated via conservative treatments, such as taking over-the-counter medicine, engaging in physical therapy to improve the strength, flexibility, range of motion, and balance of the ankle once the swelling has subsided, and wearing some sort of ankle support to prevent reinjury.
Make sure to call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following signs or symptoms of a severe ankle sprain or fracture:
Ask your doctor about using this stabilizer for a mild sprain or weak ankle recovery. In severe cases, he or she may recommend a walking boot, cast, or surgery.
This stirrup for bad ankles has an anatomically designed footplate, which is specific to the right or left foot to maximize user comfort and ankle stability. The footplate is contoured to the shape of your foot so that it supports the arch. The neutral arch position also encourages speedy healing of the soft tissues in your ankle or foot.
The thin plastic shell offers maximum support and protection, withstanding the impacts and demands of competitive play, so you can play without fear of ankle inversion (supination) and eversion (pronation) sprains or reinjury.
Bilateral hinges offer control of the first ray, midtarsal, and subtalar joints, while still allowing for free and easy up / down movement (dorsiflexion and plantar flexion), so you can continue running and playing your favorite sports, such as volleyball, basketball, football, cheerleading, soccer, and more, without restriction. Check out more ankle stirrups and hinged ankle braces.
Premium-grade neoprene padding provides a more comfortable fit and improved durability compared to the foam pads found in other hard braces. The medical-grade Velcro straps are 10 times stronger than standard, retail-grade Velcro for a secure fit and all-day support.
Designed without excess weight and bulk, allowing the low-profile ankle brace to fit inside most tennis or laced shoes. Its open-heel design improves the fit, helping prevent pinching and discomfort often associated with closed-heel ankle braces and lace-up ankle guards.
The goal of an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is to stabilize your foot and ankle, preventing plantar flexion and providing toe clearance while walking to correct foot drop. Similar to the Arizona and Richie types of braces, our articulated ankle stabilizer is intended to prevent sideways movement, while still allowing for dorsiflexion and plantar flexion.
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