Ankle Braces & Foot Supports

  • Visco-GEL Toe Protector Toe Protector Pedifix P82-S


    Visco-GEL Toe Protector Fabric Sleeve with Mineral Oil

    Stretchable PediFix Visco-GEL toe protector relieves painful ingrown nails, corns, hammer toes and toe tips. Instantly cushions and protects corns, ingrown nails and other toe irritations. Soothing gel surrounds toe to absorb pressure and friction while...

  • McKesson Orthopedic Felt Roll McKesson Brand 9224


    McKesson Adhesive Orthopedic Felt Roll, Non-Sterile

    Felt is a firm woven cloth made of heavily napped and shrunk wool and rayon. It's tightly woven enough to withstand use in a podiatric fuction, such as between feet and footware.Adhesive felt roll Wool / Rayon

    Starting at $28.38
  • Freedom Foot Brace Alimed 6142


    Freedom Foot Brace, for the Foot Adult

    Freedom 3° basic foot orthoses (BFO) are ideal for excessive pronation. The familiar top architecture of the BFO has a molded 3° heel wedge. BFO has a sturdy, long lasting cork base. Use as is for excessive pronation or glue and grind for further...

  • sunmark Lamb's Wool Padding Aetna Felt Corporation 01093904233


    sunmark Lamb's Wool Padding Adult

    100% lamb's wool protects tender areas between toes and soft corns. It separates toes to relieve pressure while allowing air to reach affected parts.Separates toes to relieve pressure while allowing air to reach affected parts For corns on top of toes,...

  • Green Drop Compression Socks Green Drop Compression LLC SOX-1454

    Green Drop

    Green Drop Compression Socks - Medical-Grade Infused Support

    Being active is your passion. Being sidelined by soreness, aches and pains is your nightmare. That’s why active people like you choose Green Drop Compression Socks. Only Green Drop infuses high-performance compression material and tapes with a unique...

    Starting at $24.99
  • Stein's Foot Pad Stein's Foot Specialties 765-6513-0000


    Stein's Protective Foot Pad, Adhesive Wool Felt, One Size

    Package Count: 100. Wool foot pad serves the same purpose as lambs' wool but in a more structured format. Use Stein's white foot pad to give your foot a bit of relief from the repeated shock they receive from carrying your entire weight around – which...

  • 3M Futuro Sport Deluxe Ankle Stabilizer 3M 46645ENR


    3M Futuro Sport Deluxe Ankle Stabilizer, for the Foot Adult

    The FUTURO™ Ankle Performance Stabilizer provides support to sore or injured ankles. It features a moderate-stabilizing design that provides customizable compression. The 3M™ Futuro™ Ankle Performance Stabilizer has adjustable closures for a customized...

  • Night Splint Darco International NS2B

    Darco International

    Night Splint, for the Foot Adult Medium

    Treat your plantar fasciitis while you sleep with a Darco pneumatic night splint. This plantar fasciitis night splint provides a gentle, sustained stretch to the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon with the easy-to-use integrated air system. Designed to...

  • Silipos Digit Pad Silipos 10065


    Silipos Digit Pad, for the Foot Small Medium

    Protect and reduce pain and discomfort associated with corns, calluses and hammertoe with the small/medium Silipos gel pads. They contain medical-grade mineral oil that releases throughout the day to help soften and moisturize the rough, dry skin. This...

  • SlimLine Cast Boot Darco International SLQ1B


    SlimLine Cast Boot Small

    Darco's SlimLine cast boot can be adapted to fiberglass casts, bulky compression bandages and a variety of wound-care applications, making it one of the most versatile cast shoes on the market.Square toe design acts as a protective bumper and gives the...


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.