These days, more and more kids are involved in youth sports like gymnastics, tumbling, volleyball, football, soccer or basketball, and they start young. With that, we’re seeing a rise in injuries, especially sprained ankles.
Whether you’re hoping to prevent or treat an ankle injury, this kids ankle brace with laces is a great solution. It adds several layers of support to your child’s ankle, stabilizing the ligaments and protecting against damaging movements.
This pediatric lace-up ankle brace is specifically designed to aid in the recovery of various injuries and conditions, including:
It can also help reduce excessive plantar flexion, eversion, and inversion of the ankle.
An ankle sprain occurs when your child’s ligaments are overstretched or torn, resulting in pain, swelling, and instability. Stepping on another player’s foot, slipping while walking downhill, or landing a jump at an awkward angle could all cause a sprained ankle. Whether your child is involved in sports or simply loves to tear around the playground, there are plenty of opportunities for a sprain.
Some minor ankle sprains heal with very limited treatment. Heat and ice therapy can work wonders! More severe sprains may require stabilizing the ankle with ACE bandaging or an elastic wrap, wearing a lace-up ankle splint, or even immobilizing the joint with a boot for a while.
This ankle wrap has laces and fastener straps for added figure-eight support. You get the convenience of a brace without sacrificing the lightweight support that figure-eight taping provides. Talk to your child’s doctor to determine what type of treatment is right for their injury.
Because frequent ankle sprains can lead to long-term stability problems, some kids in high-risk sports opt to wear an athletic ankle wrap, like this, as a preventative measure. This pediatric AFO can also give your baby the stabilizing assurance he or she needs to play with confidence after an injury.
This ankle brace is one of our best and most popular foot supports for kids thanks to several innovative features, which allow children to enjoy a more active, pain-free lifestyle, in addition to protecting their ankle against injury. Following we list the top four reasons why parents and kids love this ankle support.
The ballistic nylon that the pediatric ankle support is constructed of is thin and lightweight, but it is also strong and resistant to wear. Figure 8 straps add another layer of support and protection. They are also made of durable, non-stretch nylon.
The tongue of the children’s ankle brace is made of a softer, more breathable knitted material. And the fact that it has a tongue, just like a shoe, makes it much easier to slide on your child’s foot, especially if they are still dealing with pain or swelling of the ankle.
A thin elastic panel in the Achilles tendon area at the back of the ankle also gives the support a bit of flexibility, which makes it more comfortable to wear during athletic use. The panel also makes it easier to pull on the ankle wrap.
All of the materials used in this figure-eight ankle brace are free of latex.
The fact that you can tie up this orthopedic ankle brace is a key feature since it means you can truly customize the fit and amount of compression applied to your child’s foot and ankle. A bad fit is a common complaint among parents on the hunt for youth ankle braces.
The laces are really long, meaning they can be adjusted to fit many feet and ankle sizes. Some adults with small feet are even able to use the brace.
The sizing flexibility also means the laced brace can be adjusted for changes in the size of your child’s ankle due to swelling.
Don’t worry about the extra-long nylon laces causing your child to trip—you can cover them with the figure-eight straps.
The child's ankle support is meant to be worn over an athletic sock and inside a shoe. However, some users, such as those in gymnastics, say they prefer wearing the wrap barefoot, without a sock, for an even snugger fit.
The kids ankle brace for girls and boys works on either the right or left foot. It is meant for children in big kids U.S. shoe sizes 2 to 6.
If your child has larger feet or you worry that he or she will quickly outgrow the brace, you should check out the adult sizes of this support.
A sprain is just one of the injuries this ankle-foot orthotic (AFO) can help with. Some other examples include:
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