2374 / LACE-UP ANKLE STABILIZER WITH CRISS-CROSS STRAP
• Excellent support for severe strains, sprains or post-fracture treatment
• Fully adjustable strapping system provides optimum medial-lateral control, and will not stretch during activity
• Durable, lightweight materials allow full range of motion in the foot and ankle
• Fits easily inside shoe
• Can be worn as a preventative measure to protect against repeat ankle sprains during athletic activity
• Acute ankle sprains
• Chronic ankle instability
• Post-cast removal
Removable plastic stays enhance protection against a repeatsprain, provide effective treatment following an acute sprain.
Stabilizer straps can easily be retightened while still inside theshoe, and the elastic cuff effectively secures brace around theankle.
Padded heel and tongue fabric is durable and providesadded comfort. Material is 100% latex-free.
How to Measure for and Apply Ankle Stabilizer
|MEASURE AROUND THE SMALLEST PART OF THE ANKLE, FROM THE BACK/BOTTOM OF THE HEEL AROUND THE FRONT OF THE ANKLE
|10" - 11" (25.4 - 28 CM)
|11" - 12" (27.9 - 30.5 CM)
|12" - 13" (30.5 - 33 CM)
|13" - 14" (33 - 35.6 CM)
|14" - 15" (35.6 - 38.1 CM)
|15" - 17" (38.1 - 43.2 CM)
A. Measure around the smallest part of the ankle, from the back/bottom of the heel around the front of the ankle.
1 . Unfasten criss-cross straps and loosen the lacing so that thefoot can slip comfortably into the boot.
2. Adjust the paddedtongue for comfort over the top of the foot and lower leg.
3. Tighten bottom lacing snugly, and continue on to the top.
4. Bring the inside strap forward across the top of the foot, underthe heel and attach to the side of the boot. Repeat with theoutside strap.
5. Wrap elastic cuff over tied laces and fastenedstraps. The stabilizer should fit very snug, but not so tight thatit causes discomfort or disrupts circulation in the foot.
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