Can I use an ankle brace instead of a boot?

Can I use an ankle brace instead of a boot?

But what kind of ankle brace would provide a good transition from a walking boot? If the athlete has weight bearing pain, then you will need an ankle brace that unloads or offloads the ankle. Meaning the brace will absorb most of the impact, not the sore ankle, thus reducing weight bearing pain.

How do you properly wear an ankle brace?

Wrap the inside (medial) strap across the top of the foot. Continue by wrapping the strap under the foot and heel. Secure the VELCRO® hook to the VELCRO loop on the inside of the ankle. Pull strap tight to ensure proper performance.

Can you walk with an ankle brace?

You may be able to walk with an ankle splint, but often not right away. After injuries such as sprains, fractures, and dislocations occur, they usually need time to heal before weight-bearing. Walking or weight bearing too soon may slow healing or cause further damage.

Is it OK to wear an ankle brace all day?

Overuse of an ankle brace can be bad for you because it can affect your ankle strength and balance. If the ankle doesn’t have to do the work for balance and support, then it gets weaker, increasing the risk of injury.

What kind of ankle support does ProCare use?

Provides Ankle Stability. The ProCare Stabilized Ankle Support comes with a low profile design constructed with non-stretch ballistic nylon for comfort, performance and durability.

What do you need to know about ProCare braces?

ProCare Braces & Supports. ProCare is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of orthopedic bracing and soft goods. The ProCare product line represents high standards of DJO Global, and is dedicated to creating products for individuals of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness.

Which is better Don joy or ProCare ankle braces?

The Don Joy Stabilizing Pro Ankle Brace is very similar to the Procare brace you have been using except that it is a more supportive brace than the Procare.

How to contact better braces for ankle braces?

Please contact Better Braces directly at 800-553-6019. We would like to recommend an alternate brace for you that will be more comfortable than the material that is irritating your skin. We do not recommend altering the braces.