Foot Ankle Care
Foot Ankle Care
Speed up Recovery with Ankle Support Braces
Ankles are one of the most commonly injured parts of our body. It is not because they are weak, but because they endure tremendous amounts of force during physical activities. In fact, during running, knee extensors experience a force that can be up to 8 times our body weight. During hopping, the ankles can experience up to 10 times the body weight. It is no surprise then that around 1 million ankle injuries are reported in America alone each year. These injuries can range from just mild irritation to being extremely painful and debilitating.
But we are not completely helpless against ankle injuries. In fact, we have a great way of preventing them as well as recovering from them – with the use of ankle braces.
What is an Ankle Brace?
Braces are protective devices worn around the ankle. They are made using a specific combination of fabric, plastic and metal to provide just the right support to the ankles. Different braces can have different features. Some might provide compression and warmth, while others might immobilize the joint to promote recovery. You can also choose braces only provide support to the joint.
Benefits of Ankle Support Braces
When you choose ankle support braces from Aidfull, you know that you will get multiple benefits, such as:
The ankle is made up of ligaments, tendons and muscles to provide internal support and ensure range of movement. These internal supports also connect your hip to the feet. This makes them important for performance as well. Ankle braces provide extra support to these ligaments and muscles, so they do not break down. They also help in limiting certain movements that could lead to injuries, such as plantar inversion/flexion. Additionally, braces improve your awareness of where your ankle is in space. This also lowers chances of injuring your ankle. Ankle braces are especially great for football and basketball players. Their ankles face impact regularly, and they frequently change directions as well during a game. This places great stress on the ankles. An ankle brace can reduce chances of a sprained ankle while playing.
When recovering from ankle injuries or sprains, your doctor may prescribe certain exercises. These exercises are for increasing the range of motion. A greater range of motion reduces the development of scar tissue. Less build-up of scar tissue means that your injury will be less painful for you. A brace helps you properly perform these rehabilitative exercises.
It is common to experience swelling after an ankle injury, such as a sprain. The swelling is caused when blood and other fluids accumulate in the affected area. Braces with compression help relieve this problem.
Prevent Reoccurrence of Injury
Preventing reinjuries is an important aspect of recovery. The support provided by braces helps in avoiding the reoccurrence of injury. Plus, a brace is more affordable than taping up your ankle again and again.
Ankle & Foot Braces for Every Need
At Aidfull, we offer the highest quality ankle and foot braces for every need.
Ankle Compression Sleeve
Ankle sleeves provide low level of support, but great compression. Since they provide compression, they help reduce inflammation. They can also be used for protective purposes during sports and other physical activities. Since they are just like a thick piece of cloth, they can be easily worn under clothing. Another advantage of the Aidfull ankle sleeves is that they are made using a breathable, low irritation, soft material. This means you can wear them throughout the day, without any discomfort. They are suited for treating minor aches and pains, chronic ankle instability and articular effusion and swelling.
Ankle Braces with Straps
These are similar to the ankle sleeve but come with a strap. This provides additional support to the ankle. Our braces also have bilateral, semi-rigid plastic shells, which provide more support than other strap braces. Strap braces provide great support, compression and are adjustable as well for the perfect fit. The straps also make the braces extremely easy to wear and take-off. In addition, our strap braces have an anatomical heel contour design. With this, they automatically adjust to all heel shapes. They are recommended if you are vulnerable to rolling your ankle. These braces can be helpful for ankle tendonitis, mild to moderate sprains and chronic instability as well.
Laced Ankle Braces
This is the classic style of ankle braces. They have a shoelace design and provide great support. The shoelaces allow you to adjust the tightness of the brace from top to bottom. These braces can be comfortably worn inside any footwear. They are also extremely easy to remove and put on. Our laced braces have a contoured design, with side stabilizers. This makes them much more supportive than other laced braces on the market.
Walking boots are recommended for severe sprains, tendon or ligament tears or foot fractures. They limit the range of motion, as well as the stress put on the ankle. Our walking boots also come with graduated compression, which reduces edema. The elite rocker bottom design ensures that you maintain a natural gait. Plus, our walking boots have a contoured boot shell, with a ventilated hole. This gives strong fixation and fits the leg extremely well. Despite looking bulky, our walking boots are extremely light. This is because of the superior quality materials used in their construction.
Foot Compression Sleeves
Aidfull’s foot compression sleeves provide support to the feet & stabilize them. They have compression zone technology, which can be helpful for treating plantar fasciitis pain and increase blood flow to the damaged tissue. Our foot compression sleeves are made using an anti-static and anti-odor material. This prevents the growth of fungus and bacteria. The sleeves also wick away moisture from your feet, keeping you comfortable. You can easily wear these feet compression sleeves with shoes, sandals, boots with insoles and slippers.
Also known as half-casts, splints are used to immobilize the ankle. They provide great support and are often used for plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon repair or preventing foot drop in a bed ridden patient. Our splint braces come with adjustable dorsiflexion straps. They also have a soft velour-lined foam padding, ensuring optimal comfort.
So, don’t continue to suffer with ankle pain or inflammation. Buy the best ankle and foot braces at Aidfull today!