Ankle Braces & Foot Supports

  • Nice Stretch Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint Brownmed 50320

    Nice Stretch

    Nice Stretch Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint, for Either Foot Adult

    For relief of plantar fasciitis, wear Nice Stretch X-Lite Night Splint at night. The night splint keeps the foot in a comfortable neutral position, gently stretching the plantar fascia and the Achilles' tendon. Stretching helps reduce inflammation, pain...

    $25.99
  • Spark Calf Support Brownmed 40422

    Spark

    Spark Calf Support, Left or Right Leg

    Spark Kinetic Calf Sleeve combines the benefits of kinesiology tape and compression in one easy to use, comfortable sleeve. Plus, it's more intuitive to put on than kinesiology tape and won't leave sticky residue when removed like kinesiology tape. Use...

    $26.99
  • Spark Ankle Support Brownmed 40428

    Spark

    Spark Ankle Support, for Either Foot Adult

    Spark Kinetic Ankle Sleeve combines the benefits of kinesiology tape and compression in one easy to use, comfortable sleeve. Plus, it's more intuitive to put on than kinesiology tape and won't leave sticky residue when removed like kinesiology tape. Use...

    $25.19
  • Nice Stretch Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint Brownmed 50312

    Nice Stretch

    Nice Stretch Gray Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint, for Either Foot

    Nice Stretch 90 is a patented fixed angle night splint for plantar fasciitis. Coupling passive stretch capability with cold therapy to reduce inflammation, Nice Stretch 90 provides an improved treatment. Effective treatment for plantar fasciitis,...

    $46.99
  • Nice Stretch Plantar Fasciitis Support Kit Brownmed 53105

    Nice Stretch

    Nice Stretch Plantar Fasciitis Support Kit, for Either Foot Adult

    The Plantar Fasciitis Total Solutions Kit provides 24-hour support and pain relief for your ankle, arch and heel. Kit includes one daytime sleeve and one nighttime splint. Daytime sleeve delivers balanced compression that mimics taping methods to...

    $41.99
  • McKesson Leg Cast Protector McKesson Brand 146-RTLPC23402

    McKesson

    McKesson Leg Cast and Bandage Protector, Water-Resistant Cover

    Having to wear a cast or bandage is inconvenient enough: McKesson leg cast and bandage protector makes personal hygiene while healing less awkward by keeping casts and bandages dry during bathing and showering.Elastic seal opening stretches to fit over...

    As low as $15.18
  • Breg Fixed Walker Boot Breg 00072

    Breg Fixed

    Breg Fixed Walker Boot, for Either Foot Adult Small

    The Fixed Ankle Walker Boot provides comfortable support with full heel coverage and metal uprights Breathable liner with malleable aluminum uprights Rocker sole encourages a more natural gait Cushioned heel and additional strap provided for padding to...

    $29.99
  • Breg Fixed Walker Boot Breg 00073

    Breg Fixed

    Breg Fixed Walker Boot, for Either Foot Adult Medium

    The Fixed Ankle Walker Boot provides comfortable support with full heel coverage and metal uprights Breathable liner with malleable aluminum uprights Rocker sole encourages a more natural gait Cushioned heel and additional strap provided for padding to...

    $29.99
  • Visco-GEL Digit Tube Pedifix 1200

    Pedifix

    Visco-GEL Digit Tube, for the Toe Narrow

    Package Count: 3. PediFix's Visco-Gel fabric-covered toe tube is made of a soft fabric with gel lining that surrounds and separates toes. Toe tube cushions and protects to relieve corns, between-toe friction and irritation. It also divides crooked,...

    $24.99
  • Rebound Air Walker Air Walker Boot Ossur B-242900004

    Ossur

    Rebound Air Walker Air Walker Boot, for Either Foot Adult Large

    Rebound Air Walker is a circumferential walker with fully integrated air pump and release valve that provide easy, tool-free inflation and deflation for fine-tuned, consistent compression. It features a host of details designed to provide added...

    $85.96

Ankle Braces & Foot Supports

 
Like other orthopedic support products, ankle braces and foot supports are low-tech, wearable medical devices. And like other orthopedic support products, they immobilize or provide support after an acute injury such as a sprain or strain. They may also relieve pain and reduce the likelihood of further injury from overuse or age-related wear-and-tear conditions such as osteoarthritis. They are also commonly used to treat fractures. 

What type of support do you need?
Ankle braces and supports — which offer foot support as well — come in several broad categories.

Compression sleeves and elastic supports:These offer light support and still allow the joint full range of motion. They are most often used for mild aches and pains or for athletic support to prevent injury.

Lace-up supports: These are semi-rigid and provide moderate support — usually to the ankle only — for sprains and strains. They are highly adjustable, easy to put on and off and fit any type of shoe. In addition, lace-ups may include removable plastic or metal stays to provide even more support.

Rigid braces: It usually includes rigid plastic panels and often has a hook and loop closure that allows you to adjust how tightly it fits. Some rigid braces may also have a hinge that allows the foot to move backward and forward but not from side to side.

Orthopedic foot supports and braces for the foot itself are more variable. They are more specialized to accommodate specific injuries or conditions (such as plantar fasciitis) or heel or arch pain symptoms. Common types of foot support include:
  • Night splints: Primarily for plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis. They hold the foot in flexion through the night.
  • Arch support straps and sleeves: These are compression devices used for arch pain and fallen arches.
  • Bunion splints: Used for pain relief but may also be a non-surgical intervention for bunions.
  • Compression wraps: Primarily intended for pain relief, often from osteoarthritis.

Choosing the right support for you

When selecting the right product for your needs, keep in mind:
  • Level of support: Be sure to choose the correct level of support for your needs. If you’re not sure how much support is appropriate, talk with your doctor.
  • Size: Supports and braces should fit snugly but not be too tight. Make sure that your choice is adjustable to fit your unique body.
  • Material: Too much weight can be unwieldy, and some materials can be hot and uncomfortable when worn for long periods. For the most comfort, look for breathable material, lightweight, and, if possible, a low profile.