2426 / ANKLE SUPPORT - VISCOELASTIC INSERT
The OTC 2426 ankle support is light weight, four-way stretch elastic that provides excellent compression and control to the entire knee area while allowing full range of motion. The anatomically sculpted viscoelastic insert completely surrounds the ankle and delivers precisely targeted support to injured soft tissues. This is an excellent support for light sports and exercise activity. Some wearers might prefer the breathable properties of this elastic material over non-breathable neoprene.
Indications Listed Below
• Circular knit, seamless construction does not irritate the skin.
• Breathable, light weight elastic sleeve firmly supports the knee without any uncomfortable, excessive heat.
• Anatomically shaped viscoelastic insert increases compression around joint, increasing circulation and aiding healing process
• Easy to apply – slips on like a sock, slim design fits easily into shoes
Circular knit, seamless construction does not irritate the skin. Breathable, light weight elastic sleeve firmly supports the knee without any uncomfortable, excessive heat.
Anatomically shaped viscoelastic insert increases compression around joint, increasing circulation and aiding healing process.
How to Measure for and Apply Ankle Support
|SMALL||6.5" - 8" (16.5 - 20.3 cm)|
|MEDIUM||8" - 9" (20.3 - 22.9 cm)|
|LARGE||9" - 10" (22.9 - 25.4 cm)|
|X - LARGE||10" - 11" (25.4 - 27.9 cm)|
A. Measure around the smallest part of the ankle
1. Pull the support up and over the ankle until the viscoelastic insert is centered over the joint.
2. The support should fit snug but not so tight that it deeply depresses the skin.
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.
|Post Cast Removal|
|Post Metatarsal Injury|
|Post Surgery Use and Rehab|
|Post Static Pain|
|Soft Tissue Injuries|
|Sprains, Grade 2 and 3|
|Stable Fractures of the Ankle|
|Stress Fractures of 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