Orthomen Air Gel Ankle Brace - Stirrup Ankle Splint - Adjustable Rigid Stabilizer for Sprains, Strains, Post-Op Cast Support and Injury Protection
This universal ankle brace provides lightweight support as well as stabilization and cold therapy that are beneficial for treating a number of conditions, from ankle sprains to acute or chronic instability. The stirrup design of this ankle gel brace means the ankle is supported and protected, with limited restriction of the foot.
The stirrup brace for ankle support has an adjustable heel pad as well as vertical side straps and swivel straps that make it easy to put on and adjust to properly fit one's ankle. A proper fit is important when it comes to protecting the ankle from further damage.
Another advantage of the stirrup design is that one has little to worry about in terms of fit; one size fits most by using the adjustable Velcro straps. This ankle stirrup for sprains also works for either the right or left ankle.
While the frame of the ankle stirrup brace provides protection and support, the gel bladder inside of it addresses pain and swelling. This component provides cold therapy, which can bring down inflammation. The bottom bladders are the pouches that are filled with a gel. For cold therapy, remove the bladders from the ankle support and place them in the freezer for two hours. Do not place the entire ankle support in the freezer
The upper bladders of the brace are pre-inflated with air. These air pouches help to stabilize the foot and ensure a comfortable fit. At high altitudes, the air portion of the bladder will expand. To help with this, simply loosen the Velcro straps until comfort level is achieved, readjust at lower altitudes.