Ankle Braces & Foot Supports

  • Arch Arch Support Bandage Pedifix P60-OSFM

    Arch

    Arch Arch Support Bandage

    Soft elastic bandage gently squeezes the arch to provide support and extra stability to comfort sore, tired feet. Helps ease heel pain and plantar fasciitis, supports flat feet and fallen arches. Soothes bunion, forefoot and neuroma pain, too.Eases heel...

    $6.99
  • DARCO Night Splint Darco International NS3B

    Darco

    DARCO Night Splint, for Either Foot Adult Large

    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...

    $49.94
  • Darco OrthoWedge Post-Op Shoe Darco International OQ2B

    Darco

    Darco OrthoWedge Post-Op Shoe Unisex

    Square toe design acts as a bumper to protect the toes when k-wires are present and provides better left/right fit Ankle strap seats foot firmly in shoe to reduce heel slippage and eliminate friction Removable forefoot closure provides security while...

    $26.99
  • Morrison Medical Products General Purpose Splint Morrison Medical Products 1576-25

    Morrison Medical Products

    Morrison Medical General Purpose Splint - Foldable Foam/Cardboard

    Package Count: 25. When your line of work requires you to be prepared to immobilize injuries in emergency situations, keep these full foam folding splints on hand.Cardboard folding splint, full foam for the comfort of the injured Punch-out holes for tie...

    $167.99
  • Ossur Mesh Top Post-Op Shoe Ossur 17017

    Ossur

    Ossur Mesh Top Post-Op Shoe Male

    Breathable mesh upper with reinforced heel counter and padded heel collar provides increased stability overall to the rear of the foot while reducing slippageSemi-rigid sole provides superior protection and control after osteotomies Extended strap and...

    $9.99
  • Darco International Post-Op Shoe Darco International HD-PO-CL6

    Darco International

    Darco International Post-Op Shoe - Black Mesh Surgical Shoes

    Has a padded collar and reinforced heel counter that provides comfort and added supportThe upper is made from soft, breathable black nylon mesh The hook and loop closure insures even compression The black TPR outsole is flared in the heel area to provide...

    Starting at $10.99
  • Gel Toe Spreaders Toe Spacer Silipos 11505

    Gel Toe Spreaders

    Silipos Gel Toe Spreaders for Overlapping Toes and Bunions

    Package Count: 4. Gel toe spreaders help relieve pain of overlapping toes / toe drift and painful bunions Recommended for straightening and aligning toes Gel releases a medical grade mineral oil to lubricate skin as it separates troubled toes Washable

    $4.29
  • Ossur Soft Top Post-Op Shoe Ossur 18005

    Ossur

    Ossur Black Soft Top Post-Op Shoe Adult Female

    This Össur Women's Cast Shoe is made to fit size 7 to 8 women's shoe sizes. The cast shoe is intended for use during recovery from soft tissue procedures, post trauma and to relieve a geriatric or insensitive foot.Size medium The cotton-poly blend upper...

    Starting at $8.99
  • Ossur Soft Top Post-Op Shoe Ossur 18013

    Ossur

    Ossur Post-Op Shoe - Soft Top Surgical Shoe

    Suitable for use while you recover after a soft tissue procedure, post trauma or to relieve an insensitive or geriatric foot, this Össur Men's Soft-Top Post-Op Shoe features a cotton-poly blend upper that promotes air circulation. The contact closure...

    Starting at $8.99

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.