For over 30 years, Aircast has been providing top-selling ankle braces to help patients recover faster from injuries. It’s one of the most recommended ankle braces by doctors around the world.
A major reason for Aircast’s success is because of the Aircast Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace. It’s become the standard of care for severe ankle sprains and other ankle injuries. It’s even been cited in over 100 medical journals for its exemplary performance in ankle rehabilitation. Part of what makes the Aircast Air-Stirrup such a great instrument in healing ankle sprains is that it allows patients to walk around and use their ankles while they recover from their injury. This type of “active” healing is called functional management, which is known for helping ankle injuries heal faster than resting or staying off the ankle. That’s why having an ankle brace such as the Aircast Air-Stirrup is so important.
The Aircast Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace has rigid outer shells that help stabilize the ankle to prevent it from rolling over unexpectedly as you walk around. It also fits comfortably in normal walking shoes so you can resume regular movement. Most importantly, the Aircast Air-Stirrup comes with inflated aircells that gently apply pressure to massage your ankle as you move around – helping reduce swelling and improve blood flow to encourage healing.
The Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace is one of our best-selling ankle supports. It’s ideal for individuals who suffer from plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis and heel pain. Aircast is known for its premium products that help patients recover from ankle and foot injuries, and the Aircast Airheel’s quality is no different from the other products in the Aircast line.
One of the things that sets the Aircast Airheel apart from other ankle braces is that it has aircells sewn in to the lining of the brace. These aircells inflate and deflate as you walk, which provides pulsating compression on key areas of your foot and ankle. This compression helps to reduce swelling, improve circulation and help alleviate foot pain.
Not only is the Aircast Airheel functional, but it’s also very comfortable. It’s made from lightweight fabric that doesn’t get in the way as you’re moving around, plus you can wear your regular shoes with it. If you’re looking for a supportive foot and ankle brace, then check out the Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace today!
Stress fractures of the lower leg typically occur due to overuse. The repeated pounding of your feet on hard surfaces can cause the shin bone, ankles, or feet to develop small cracks (fractures), causing pain and discomfort to the lower leg. Any activity that requires lots of running and strain on the foot may result in lower leg stress fractures, such as gymnastics or track and field. However, lower leg stress fractures may also affect people who have weaker bones.
Lower leg stress fractures are often misdiagnosed as shin splints. If you’re experiencing lower leg pain, check with your doctor to determine the cause of your discomfort. Here are some ways your physician may treat lower leg stress fractures.
Rest. Typically your leg will need 6 to 8 weeks to heal, during which you should avoid high impact activities. Swimming or biking may be good alternatives to your normal workout.
Wear a lower leg brace. Protective footwear such as the Aircast Leg Brace can help prevent re-injury to your leg. They guard the outside of the injured area while providing enough support to allow you to move around with minimal pain. We like the Aircast Leg Brace because it stabilizes the lower leg to prevent your bones from shifting around while they heal. Plus you can wear the Aircast Leg Brace with your regular shoes.
Eat healthy foods. Maintain a vitamin-rich diet during and after your injury to help strengthen your bones and to prevent future stress fractures.
Strength training. After your leg has completely healed, your doctor may recommend physical therapy to develop your strength back. Stronger muscles may also help prevent future lower leg stress fractures and in some cases it can decrease the loss of bone density.
As always, consult your doctor for the appropriate treatment for your situation.
The Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is specifically designed to help prevent rollover injuries. It has stabilizers that protect your ankle on both sides. Ankle brace experts have determined that placing these stabilizers at a 60 degree angle is ideal in helping reduce the chances of ankle sprains.
Watch this video to learn more about how the Aircast A60 can help reduce your chances of rollover injuries during sports and other activities:
A few days ago we posted about chronic ankle instability. When someone has chronic ankle instability, it means that he or she is constantly at risk for re-injuring their ankle. Certain sports make you more prone to ankle sprains and injuries, which is why wearing an ankle brace is important. The Aircast Airsport is recommended to help prevent ankle sprains during sports. Watch the video below to see how this brace protects your ankle and how easy this ankle brace is to use.
Learn more about how the Aircast Airsport guards against rollovers and ankle injuries.