Acknowledged by the medical community for its superior performance in helping to heal ankle injuries.
The Aircast Air-Stirrup ankle brace is commonly worn immediately after injuring your ankle and throughout recovery because it helps accelerate rehabilitation. Since 1978, the Aircast Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace has been the brace the medical community has turned to for the functional management of ankle injuries. Functional management means wearing the brace enables you to continue your daily activities while recovering from your injury. The Aircast Air-Stirrup has been cited in over 100 medical journals for its superior performance in helping to heal ankle injuries.
It is the patented Duplex™ air cell system that makes the Air-Stirrup so successful at treating severe ankle injuries like third degree ankle sprains. This exclusive system incorporates two pre-inflated overlapping air cells (distal and proximal), that provide support and produce graduated compression when walking around. The compression helps reduce edema, the swelling that is caused by fluid trapped in your body's tissues, as well helping to accelerate rehabilitation.
The Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace is used to treat or prevent the following injuries:
Acute injuries of the ankle
Third Degree Ankle Sprains
Severe Chronic Instability
Product Features…and the benefits you’ll experience!
Semi-Rigid Shells Provides support and protection from inversion and eversion.
Anatomically Design Ensures you’ll get a comfortable fit.
Pre-Inflated Aircells The brace is ready to wear…all you have to do is strap it on.
Streamlined Fit Easy to fit in your shoe when it comes time for early protected weight-bearing movement.
Sizing and Measurements
Click on the Size Chart tab above to learn how to measure your ankle to determine what brace size you need.
Pediatric (XS) Ankle Brace
6.0" (15 cm)
Small Ankle Brace
8.7" (22 cm)
Training (Medium) Ankle Brace
9.0" (23 cm)
Standard (Large) Ankle Brace
10.5" (27 cm)
Aircast Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace reviews
I sprained my ankle during a tennis game and my doctor recommended this airstirrup. There is something about the aircells in this brace that made my ankle feel loads better when I was moving around. Wearing this brace and a whole lot of ice really helped me feel better. - Susan
My doctor suggested I use this when I sprained my ankle three weeks ago. It's very comfortable and allowed me to just use one crutch instead of two. - Tamara
I was a high school trainer years back and used these ankle supports exclusively to keep our boys SAFELY playing basketball. Great items...at the time I lived near where these were originally mfg. I wholly endorse and back this product over any others. - Paul
This is a very useful brace and if it were made in black you could wear all the time, it is white, and it is awkward to have to wear something that is noticeable by everyone. - RJ
I like it a lot....I have one question, usually I use it with tennis shoe and sock - if I need to go to a wedding, can it be used in a heeled shoe? - Lindalee
I fractured my ankle 4 months ago. I broke 3 bones with a dislocation. I really had to be put back together. After 3 surgeries, a non weight bearing cast for 6 weeks, an Aircast boot for 6 weeks and gradual weight bearing, I am now wearing the Aircast splint. I find it hard to get into my New Balance shoes, which I now have to wear every day, I would doubt that you could wear it in a shoe with heels. I am looking forward to the day when the splint can go into the closet. However now it certainly helps with the stability of my ankle. I would recommend it for anyone who needs ankle stability for any reason. It is easy to put on, and if it rubs your ankle bone, it can be adjusted. - Barb
I like this a lot it's very comfortable. I fractured my ankle mildly when my horse fell on me and my whole leg is bruised but this doesn't make the bruising worse and it makes the ankle feel great. I do have a wedding and have no idea how to cover my foot because I can't walk but it's winter so I'm not going barefoot. Someone please help I don't know what to do. Anyways, this is really great. - Emma
I had a bad fall and my doctor recommended this product and after only seven days,I had grate results and was able to walk on my foot.This is a good product once it is used correctly. - laurs
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Questions on Aircast Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace
From Rick Gleitman at 10/8/11 9:51 PM
1) If my shoe size is a Mens 10 1/2", which size Aircast Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace would I order?
2) Does Aircast still make the "Aircast Sport Stirrup Lateral Side?
Please let me know the answers to the above two questions and which model I should order.
Depending upon the injury and if you are wanting to be functional with the brace on, will vary for each brace. For post injury the Air-Stirrup brace, being a Men's size 10 1/2" the Medium will be a good size.
For functional you may look at the A60 (will closest equivelant to the stirrup lateral side)
Please let us know if you have more questions.
From Ashlen at 12/13/11 2:13 PM
If I already had a cast on and am just getting my cast off after having a broken fibula (No surgery was needed) and am looking for something to help me get back to walking okay, and that I can use whenever I feel the need to while running, excercising, etc. is the Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace the best option or would the Air-Sport Stirrup Ankle Brace be a better option (i'm liking how it states it is narrow for daily shoe fitting.)
The Airsport is a better choice to wear during activity and exercising, it provides more joint stability and fits in a shoe better.
From Katie at 1/8/12 2:51 PM
I have a VERY old aircast ankle brace which I shortened by cutting the top 1-2" so that it is 8" from bottom to top of brace. But I'd like to update it. My foot size is women's 11. Would the Small still work for me (since I'd prefer the shortest possible height).
Yes, the small would work for you. It is just over 8 inches tall.
If you have additional questions, please call 1-800-553-6019
Have a nice day.
From John at 5/23/12 12:00 PM
I wear a size 9 mens. I have a problem with my ankle rolling when hiking. This has resulted in a ankle injury. What size of aircast stirrup would you suggest for me. (my legs are slim)
If you are planning on hiking or being active, I would recommend the donjoy Velocity ankle brace. The Aircast Air-Stirrup is for post injury for everyday activities, inwhich case you could go with a medium.
From winnie at 5/31/12 10:34 AM
a women's size 9 would be an air cast small or medium?
From Peggi at 6/5/12 7:01 AM
I wear a ladies 8-1/2 shoe. What size brace would be appropriate for me?
The Aircast air stirrup is based on the height of the brace, which is shown on the page. The shoe size doesn't matter.
From Doreen at 6/20/12 4:35 AM
Can you swim with the aircast?
Yes you can swinm in this, just rinse it with tap water after.
From Kathy at 8/2/12 11:14 AM
After being in a hard cast for 4 weeks, ( fractured fibula) I was given this air cast air stirrup ankle brace. So my question is, Can I wear the brace while in a pool? Or will it damage? Thank you
You should rinse it in tap water afterwards and allow it to air dry.
From susan at 8/12/12 6:13 PM
I received an aircast stirrup ankle brace while in the emergency room, but did not receive any instructions. Should I wear the brace while sleeping or in the shower? Or does my ankle need a rest from it a few hours a day?
You should wear it whenever your physicians has told you to wear it. I am not sure of your condition so I cannot comment on that. You can get the Air Stirrup wet, you should rinse it and allow it to air dry.
From Marshall Jagger at 12/15/12 2:18 PM
where can I get parts ?
Hello,Mr. Jagger -
You can purchase replacement parts by contacting our customer care 800-336-6569.
Thank you and have a great day!
From Zakaria at 2/7/13 5:55 AM
i have an ankle that is very weak, ie, it rolls over VERY quickly and it hurts .. I need a good ankle brace that blocks inversion movement almost completely yet still allows me to play soccer with it on a regular basis..
Also, what are shipping costs to Belgium?
Thank you very much
A good option for your ankle to give it plenty of support while still getting out and playing soccer would be the Aircast Airsport Ankle Brace. Unfortunetly, at this time, BetterBraces does not ship outside the U.S.
Here is the link from BetterBraces to get a visual of this brace. http://www.betterbraces.com/aircast-airsport-ankle-brace
From William Roy at 5/11/13 10:21 AM
The strap (under the foot connecting the two side slats) on my air-stirrup ankle brace tore after just a few months use. All other pieces are still in good. Is there any way to get just a replacement strap?
Hello, William -
Please give our customer service representatives a call at 800-336-6569 and they can assist you in getting that strap replaced. Depending on how long you've had the product, it still may be under the warranty so the straps can be replaced if that's the case.
Thank you and have a wonderful day!
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