Ankle Injury / Instability; Ankle Sprain: Most are inversion sprains (ankle turns in) 80%; Knee issues; Plantar Fasciitis; Other; High ankle sprains require motions reduction and non-weight bearing measures.
Ankle Supports Benefit Options
Lace Design: Great for post injury and provides excellent compression & outside inside support.
Ankle supports encourage Ambulation (walking).
Edema (swelling) reduction.
Retain proprioception (sensory perception of area).
Retain strength Limits abnormal motion but allows appropriate & necessary motion.
Can help with Knee Hyper-Extension.
Lower Leg Length / Size of calf.
Tibial Bone Plateau (area just below knee cap).
(Malleolus) the bony protuberance on either side of the ankle, at the lower end of the bottom of lower leg.
Heel Bone (Calcaneous).
Snug Fit Measurement: Devices are sized at a compressed fit.
Measure: Ankle Circumference; Calf Muscle at the thickest area; Length from Ankle to Knee
Can be dictated by support used.
Choose best device for injury.
Fit from behind the ankle to the front or slip foot/ankle through brace depending on situation.
Best fit is from sitting position with foot flat on the floor.
Make any necessary adjustments to laces first.
Laces should be applied from the bottom of the brace (at toe end) to the top of the brace (calf end) or (bottom up).
The higher the support length is up to and through the gastroc, the more effective the brace will be.
Mark devices Left / Right as they will tend to form to foot they shape.
Check fitting sitting down and also while walking.
Make sure brace has been fitted with appropriate strap tightness.
Brace should not dig into or irritate the Achilles tendon, bottom of the foot or top of the foot.
Add compression from laces starting from the bottom of the brace (at toe end) to the top of the brace (calf end) or (bottom up) with laces or straps.
Decrease compression from top (calf end) to bottom (toe end).
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