- 1 Ankle and leg brace, which one is right?
- 2 How does it work?
- 3 Prevention or treatment?
- 4 What kind of ankle bracelet do you have to buy?
- 5 Types
- 6 Anklet with drawstring
- 7 Post-injury ankle brace
- 8 Rigid anklet
- 9 Orthoses for plantar fasciitis
- 10 Ice tubes for the toes
- 11 Orthosis for hallux valgus
- 12 features
Ankle and leg brace, which one is right?
There are many types of ankle orthoses that vary by shape and size.
It can be found in sportswear stores, online or in pharmacies.
Not all anklets are the same, sometimes it can be difficult to choose the right one if you do not know what to look for.
The orthosis can provide additional support to the ankle ligaments and muscles, helping to improve joint stability.
How does it work?
The ankle supports and compresses the ankle.
This bracing allows movement and exercise of normal daily activities, reducing the risk of injury and sprains.
Many anklets are simply bracing of elastic material that fit the ankle.
In practice it is a splint that locks around the ankle.
The ankle lets the ankle feel better, but does not give real support. This bracing may be useful for mild sprains .
The ankle joint works by giving greater compression and proprioception, but does not provide structural support.
No matter what kind of injury has occurred in the ankle, when you buy an ankle brace you should buy one that completely surrounds the joint.
Prevention or treatment?
It is not usually advisable to use an ankle brace for patients who have not had a recent severe ankle sprain.
There are no orthoses to avoid sprains, for this purpose only the proprioceptive exercises that improve the postural control are useful .
In case of recent and severe ankle sprain, the orthosis is a good idea, but only for a week after the accident, as prolonged use causes rigidity and psychological dependence.
The strap that restricts joint movement is not a cure and should not replace a rehabilitation program for ankle sprains.
Unfortunately, in the first aid, the orthopedist says that you have to keep the anklet only 10 or 15 days, knowing that the patient will not heal.
What kind of ankle bracelet do you have to buy?
A good ankle brace fully hugs the ankle, it should be adjustable according to size.
My favorite , which I recommend to my patients, has two different straps that wrap around the heel on both sides, one strip passes underneath and the other pass behind the heel.
I believe this type of anklet gives excellent structural support.
Not all foot orthoses are adjustable with velcro closure, but if you are able to choose this model should be preferred.
The ankle support helps maintain joint stability during sport.
Some of the tunnel does not completely surround the ankle, but only cover the malleolus.
In this way it can give a support, but does not provide sufficient compression, so the function of the orthesis is limited.
Anklets that do not have straps or straps to fit the width are less effective because you can not hold them tightly during games or workouts.
Even orthotics that can be adjusted and have straps should be adjusted after you start playing.
There are three types of ankle: with loops, post-injury and rigid.
Ankle brace orthoses are located in shopping malls and sporting goods stores.
Tall spikes should be purchased online or found in orthopedic product stores.
In case of severe ankle trauma , you have to seek the doctor who recommends the most suitable bracing.
Anklet with drawstring
The bracing is made of semi-rigid nylon or plastic.
The advantage of this is that the sock can tighten according to the comfort of the user.
The semi-rigid frame allows more flexibility than a rigid belt.
A semi-rigid taper can be used as a prevention for the first steps that occur after an ankle sprain.
This bracing can be found at sports stores, pharmacy or online.
Prices range from 50 to 100 reais.
Post-injury ankle brace
Post-injury ankles are rigid. Inside, they are filled with air or gel with two plastic slats that are located on each side of the leg.
There is a zip that allows plantar and dorsal flexion (flexion of the fingers towards the body or towards the floor).
This anklet is mainly used to absorb swelling and prevent the rotation of the ankle.
It is indicated for third degree ankle sprain, bruises and acute chronic instability.
Rigid orthoses are not suitable for sports activities.
Post-injury ankles are available at pharmacies, online or at health stores.
Prices range from 50 to 100 reais.
There are two different types of rigid orthoses with banding or laces. These orthoses can be used during the first stage rehabilitation after an injury.
The brackets allow the ankle to move up and down, also protect the articulation from excessive rotation. This anklet has a high level of protection and is often used in volleyball and basketball, where jumps occur frequently.
Corded orthoses have two plastic splints on each side of the ankle to prevent internal and external rotation (inversion and eversion).
Some brands have added straps that wrap around the ankle to give greater stabilization.
Anklets can be purchased at stores or online health supplies.
Prices range from 30 to 40 reais.
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Orthoses for plantar fasciitis
The nocturnal orthosis for plantar fasciitis relieves the pain of fasciitis or spur of the heel day and night, by gently tensioning the foot.
Dorsal nocturnal splint for plantar fasciitis is one of the best orthotics available.
In the past, when you wanted to use a night splint for heel pain, you needed to wrap your entire ankle in a strap. However, this anklet is different.
In fact, the orthosis remains in contact only with the upper leg to elongate the Achilles tendon.
In addition, it has been shown that this orthosis is much more comfortable to use because it is less complicated and does not push over the heel, where most patients feel pain.
Talking with most experts, the best treatment for plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitisis stretching.
The key to relieving pain lies in stretching the back of the leg. This bracing is one of the best on the market as it achieves its goal with maximum comfort.
The bracing involves only the upper side of the dorsum of the foot.
The bead can rest on the comfortable mattress or under the linens instead of a hard and hard plastic orthosis.
In addition to comfortable, it is also adjustable, the soft velcro straps allow you to adjust the stretching force you want to apply and allows you to customize the treatment unlike other orthoses.
This anklet is very light, since it is just in the upper part of the foot, the patient is more willing to wear the strap during the day, recovering more quickly.
Ice tubes for the toes
Tailored to the toes, the gel tubes give protection and comfort in case of calluses, lacerations, hammer toe , ulcers and swelling of the joints.
Mild compression helps reduce swelling.
The gel softens and protects the skin.
The tubes are 1.5 cm wide and 4 cm long.
The gel tubes are hand-washable and reusable.
Orthosis for hallux valgus
The orthosis for hallux valgus applies a delicate elongation to relieve the deforming forces on the big toe.
The strap with the strap aligns the big toe at rest or with shoes.
The mitral valgus orthosis is designed to correctly align the big toe, applying the correction in three directions: out, up and down.
This orthosis applies a gentle pull to stabilize the toe and relieve pain by rubbing on the onion (external protrusion).
The soft foam rubber strips are thin enough to be worn with shoes.
The removable bracket can be added as an additional stand to straighten the big toe during the day and at night while you are asleep.
The orthosis can be washed by hand or machine.
It is composed of latex.
this bracing to see if it is suitable for your clinical condition.