3-fold modular orthosis for functional supply of ankle injuries
The medi Ankle sport brace can be used for chronic ligament instability in the upper and lower ankle and for irritations in the ankle. It can also be worn as a preventative measure when resuming sports activities after an ankle injury, to prevent twisting of the ankle. Thanks to the stabilising elements integrated on the sides, the lacing and the strap system, the medi Ankle sport brace provides stability and support for the ankle. The flat design makes the brace pleasantly comfortable to wear, even with shoes on.
Modular design and lacing enables individual adjustment of the brace.
The rigid base material, the two side elements and a strap system stabilise the ankle.
Flat design for comfort in the shoe.
How does it work?/Mode of action
The brace supports the ankle via the interplay of the fastening, the integrated stabilisation shells on both sides and the removable fastening system. The strap system and the fastening support the body’s own stabilising mechanisms and offer additional support, in a similar manner to athletic tape. The stabilisation shells at the sides can be removed and the brace is thus adaptable to every individual. When moving the shells, note that the space between them must surround the ankle in order to provide an optimal level of comfort during wear. The medi Ankle sport brace is therefore also suitable for prophylactic prevention of sprains. This is particularly valid for sports, when the muscles become fatigued.
Undo all straps and loosen the fastenings of the brace so that you can place your foot into it easily. Take hold of the top of the brace on both sides and pull it over your foot until the heel opening is in the correct position. The ankle joint should be centred in the space between the stabilising shells. Now tie up the brace, going from top to bottom, as you would a shoe. Now take the longer outer strap. Pull it over the arch of your foot (instep) to the inside of your foot and then feed it under the middle portion of the sole of the foot. Now grip the loop of the strap with a finger and pull it up the side of your leg. Fasten the strap slightly above the ankle joint. When doing this, ensure that your foot is in a neutral position (at 90° to your leg). Now take the inside strap and pull it over the arch of your foot (instep) to the outside of your foot and then feed it under the middle portion of the sole of the foot. Now grip the loop of the strap with a finger and pull it up the side of your leg. Fasten the strap slightly above the ankle joint. Now do up the belt that goes around the circumference of the leg. Check that the brace fits snugly and that you feel stable in it. The brace can be altered or adjusted according to your requirements at any time. To achieve this, you can change the position of or remove the straps around the heel and also move or remove the stabilising shells.
In principle, this product can be worn for the whole day. However, the wearer should wear the brace as they deem necessary. The brace should be removed for long sedentary periods (i.e. if you are sitting down for a long time, driving or sleeping). If you experienceexcessive pain or your condition worsens whilst wearing the brace, remove the product immediately and contact your doctor or medical supply store.
Polyamide, polyester, polyethylene
Please remove the stabilising shells at the sides and fasten the hook and loop fastenings before you wash the brace. Soap residues, lotions and ointments can cause skin irritation and material wear.
Wash the product by hand, preferably using a medi clean detergent, or in delicate cycle at 30°C using a mild detergent without fabric conditioners.
- Do not bleach.
- Leave to dry naturally.
- Do not iron.
- Do not dry clean.
- Chronic ligament instability in the upper and lower ankle
- After sprains (e.g. supination injuries)
- As a preventative measure after supination injuries, particularly for sports
- Inflammation of the ankle joint (acute or chronic, post-traumatic or post-operative)
- Mild injury to the syndesmotic ligaments
- Side effects on the overall body are currently unknown. However, if aids such as braces are applied too tightly, local pressure effects or narrowing of the blood vessels or nerves may occur in some cases. For this reason, you should consult your physician prior to use under the following conditions.
- Condition or injury of the skin in the area of application, particularly with infectious indications (excessive heat, swelling or reddening)
- Diseases or injuries of the skin in the area of application, especially in case of signs of inflammation (excessive heat, swelling or redness)
- Sensory and circulatory disorders of the legs and feet (e.g. as a result of diabetes)
- Lymph drainage problems, as well as indistinct swelling of soft tissues outside of the area of application Combination with other products, e.g. compression stockings, should be discussed in advance with the attending physician.
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