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Air Light Ankle Brace
The rigid contoured shell of the Air Light Ankle Brace can provide the immobilization required for sprains, fractures and chronic instability and helps accelerate rehabilitation. Inflatable air bladder creates compression, helping to enhance circulation and reduce swelling. Medical grade, perforated brushed tricot lining allows airflow and provides comfort. The most widely used ankle brace in hospitals and clinics. Bilateral design. One size fits most; 10” (25cm) high.
- 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
- Good for early Ambulation (walking).
- Limits motions that led to injuries.
- Air bladder helps limit motions that led to injuries.
- 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.
- Knee Cap
- 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)
- Achilles Tendon
- Calf Muscle
- Snug Fit Measurement: Devices are sized at a compressed fit.
- Measuring loose vs. skin tight can result in incorrect measurement.
- 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 the heel and raise both sides equally up the outside and inside length of the leg.
- Best fit is from sitting position with foot flat on the floor.
- Fill & adjust air bladders for appropriate fit. Adjust air level as needed during fitting.
- Secure the lower strap closest to the foot/ankle first followed by the second strap at the top end (calf) area second.
- Run strap around the device and secure the tap to correct tightness.
- 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.
- Make sure air bladder has been filled to appropriate need.
- Brace should not dig into or irritate the Achilles tendon, bottom of the foot or top of the foot.
- Air fill should not irritate side of the ankle.
- Add compression from straps starting from the bottom of the brace (at toe end) to the top of the brace (calf end) or (bottom up) with straps.
- Decrease compression from top (calf end) to bottom (toe end).