2098/ DROP FOOT WRAP
• Detachable plastic inlay with elastic strap and quick release clip
• Provides dynamic support for drop foot and similar conditions
• Does not interfere with normal range-of-motion
• Improves gait by providing support when the foot is raised
• Can be worn comfortably for extended periods
• Controls foot stability to restore natural walking
• An everyday-use alternative to a leaf spring brace
• Foot raising paresis
• Muscle weakness
• Nerve disorders
• Cerebral palsy
Detachable plastic inlay with elastic strap and quick release clip.
ergonomic ankle strap
Breathable ergonomic ankle strap with hook and loop fastening.
How to Measure for and Apply DROP FOOT WRAP
TO FIT MOST ADULTS
A. Universally Adjustable
1. Detach the inlay from the ankle strap by depressing the button in the middle of the quick action clip.
2. Apply the ankle wrap with the narrow fastening strap around the foot and the closure at the front. Be sure to place the ankle wrap above the widest part of the ankle. Fasten the wrap snug too tight.
3. Place the inlay between the tongue of the shoe and the laces. Pull the elastic strap between two lace lines. Pulling the inlay and elastic straps further distally in the direction of the toes means more support will be provided when raising the foot.
4. Connect the ankle strap and the inlay by pushing the two parts of the quick action closure together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shown to the right is an image of Achilles tendinitis, which is an inflammation or slight tearing of the tendon.
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.
Bones of the ankle
D. Cuboid Bone
E. Cuboid Bone
F. Intermediate Cuneiform
G. Medial Cuneiform
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