Re: ankle braces

The braces you see advertised on this site belong to the site host. As you are aware, there are many types of ankle braces. They vary in effectivenenss.

There is no magic brace that works for everyone. The purpose of most of the ankle braces is to decrease the amount of motion, but not eliminate it entirely. There are custom ankle foot orthoses (such as a Richie type brace) that are made from a mold of the patient's foot and ankle. These are significantly more expensive than the over the counter ankle braces, but are also superior.

Depending on her ankle, the trainer might tape her ankle in addition to wearing the brace. This might give more support. You might have her examined by a sports medicine doctor.

Good luck.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on January 03, 2005 at 21:31:50:

In Reply to: ankle braces posted by j rehmer on January 03, 2005 at 17:22:45:

The built-in arch stabilizer provides support for greater stability.

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