0313 / NEOPRENE ANKLE SUPPORT

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The OTC 0313 neoprene ankle wrap retains natural body heat to help soothe aching muscles and maintain flexibility, provide firm, even compression to support weakened joints, and offer moderate protection from bumps and bruises. Handcrafted construction includes invisible stitching and heat seal seam tape for added comfort and durability. Effective support and value to keep you comfortably active.


Indications Listed Below


• Opens flat for easy application over injured, swollen or tender ankles

 
• Four-way stretch material provides even compression over the prominences of the joint


• Retains body heat and increases circulation, to help maintain flexibility


• Criss-cross straps provide additional dorsiflexion assist


• Plush interior for comfortable long-term wear


• Hook compatible laminate allows for wide range of adjustment over swelling


Product Features

NEOPRENE FABRIC

Neoprene Fabric

Four-way stretch material provides even compression over the prominences of the joint. Retains body heat and increases circulation, to help maintain flexibility. 

CRISS-CROSS STRAPS

Criss-Cross Straps

Criss-cross straps provide additional dorsiflexion assist. Hook compatible laminate allows for wide range of adjustment over swelling.


How to Measure for and Apply Ankle Support

UNIVERSALLY ADJUSTABLE

TO FIT MOST ADULTS

NEOPRENE ANKLE SUPPORT

Measuring Instructions

A. This support is universally adjustable to fit most adults. 

Application Instructions

1. Pull the support up and over the ankle until it is centered over the joint and the opening is centered over the heel.

2. Criss cross the straps and secure on the velcro


Medical Applications

Review the accompanying chart to determine the product that best suits your needs. On the left, you will find a variety of injuries that OTC products are specifically designed to treat and prevent. On the top, you will find the product numbers of all OTC Ankle Products. If a red box is present where the column and row intersect, your injury or condition is treated/prevented by the associated product.

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Achilles Tendonitis
Chronic Instability
Drop Foot
Edema
Joint Weakness
Metatarsal Fracture
Osteoarthritis
Plantar-Faciitis
Post Cast Removal
Post Metatarsal Injury
Post Surgery Use and Rehab
Post Static Pain
Soft Tissue Injuries
Sprain, Acute
Sprains, Grade 2 and 3
Sprain, Mild
Sprain, Severe
Stable Fractures of the Ankle
Stress Fractures of the Foot
Swelling
Tenderness

SPRAIN AND STRAIN CONDITIONS

These affect the connective tissues around the joints. Sprains are injuries to ligaments.The injury can be considered mild (slight stretching), moderate (partial tear), or severe(complete tearing). One or more ligaments can be injured in a sprain. The severity of the strain will depend on the extent of injury to a single ligament (whether the tear is partial or complete) and the number of ligaments involved.


Helping the joint to heal is the purpose of ankle bracing. By placing the ankle in a neutral position, the support restricts movement and relieves painful stresses on the various ligaments, tendons and muscles. Further, it aids healing by restricting or limiting the use of the injured part of the extremity.


The conditions shown below may not be treated by the product listed on this page. Please view the above Medical Applications Chart to determine what conditions this page's associated product treats.

Mild strains

A mild strain can occur for a number of reasons, but is most often caused by a person’s weight being applied to an ankle that is at an unnatural angle - eversion or inversion - with the ligament or ligament group being stretched or even torn.

MILD STRAIN INJURY ILLUSTRATION

MODERATE & SEVERE SPRAINS

Sprains are classified as mild, moderate or severe based on the extent of the injury and the number of ligaments involved. A moderate sprain is a slight treating of a ligament or a ligament group, while a severe sprain will always be a complete tear, and usually among a group of ligaments.

MODERATE & SEVERE SPRAINS INJURY ILLUSTRATION

ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body and is the most often injured, usually as a result of overuse. The Achilles tendon is stretched or relaxed with every ankle movement, which can lead to a prolonged recovery period if the patient becomes too active without the proper use of ankle supports or walking aids such as canes and crutches.

ACHILLES TENDINITIS

Shown to the right is an image of Achilles tendinitis, which is an inflammation or slight tearing of the tendon.

ACHILLES TENDINITIS ILLUSTRATION
ACHILLES RUPTURE

To the right is an image of Achilles rupture, which is a complete tear of the tendon often associated with a “popping” sound when the separation occurs. Treatment for an Achilles rupture includes reattachment surgery followed by total resting of tendon until healed and strengthened through rehabilitation.

ACHILLES RUPTURE ILLUSTRATION

ANKLE ANATOMY

BONES OF THE ANKLE ANATOMY ILLUSTRATION

Bones of the ankle

A. Tibia

B. Fibula

C. Talus

D. Cuboid Bone

E. Cuboid Bone

F. Intermediate Cuneiform

G. Medial Cuneiform

TENDONS & LIGAMENTS OF THE ANKLE ANATOMY ILLUSTRATION

Tendons & Ligaments of the ankle

A. Anterior Talofibular Ligament

B. Achilles Tendon

C. Peroneus Longus Tendon

D. Achilles Tendon

E. Deltoid Ligaments

F. Anterior Tibial Tendon



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