Thermoskin Ankle Defence
Thermoskin Ankle Defence assists in the treatment of acute ankle injuries such as medial and lateral ligament damage. The rigid support features stabilising straps which simulate figure 8 strapping of a professional athletic trainer and acts to position the ankle in the beneficial 90 degree angle. Use of the Ankle Defence brace may help reduce the severity and frequency of ankle injuries. Low profile design means the brace fits comfortably in your shoe.
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Ligament injuries in the ankle joint are very common particularly amongst sportspeople. The lateral ligament is composed of three parts (ATFL, CFL, PTFL). The ATFL is the most commonly damaged ligament in lateral ligament injuries. When all three parts are damaged the ankle joint dislocates and may result in a fracture. Lateral ligament injuries are often seen in sports which require quick change in direction such as netball and football.
The medial (deltoid) ligament is much stronger than the lateral ligament and is therefore injured much less frequently. Significant force is required to damage the medial ligament however it is common to see both medial and lateral damage in severe accidents. When damaged, the medial ligament may require lengthy rehabilitation before returning to activity.
Key features and benefits
Durable and comfortable
Confidence against inversion injuries
Fits comfortably in a shoe
Stabilising straps lock the heel
Available in five sizes
Universal design, can be worn on either foot
Breathable tongue helps keep the ankle cool and dry during activity
May be suitable treatment for:
Medial and lateral ankle injuries
Shoe Size (Australian).
*It is important that you choose the correct size for maximum product benefits.
How to wear:
The Ankle Defence brace has been designed to be worn over an athletic sock.
1. Hold the brace on either side and pull it over your foot like a shoe. Ensure both side stabilisers are in the side pockets as required, then lace up firmly.
2. Begin by lacing the bottom two eyelets just comfortably tight.
3. Wrap the inside (medial) stabilising strap under the heel and attach the adhesive end of the strap to the side of support. Repeat steps 2 and for the outside (lateral) stabilising strap.
4. Now that the brace is in position, you can re-adjust both the medial strap, and lateral strap as needed, to achieve the desired tension.
5. Wrap top elastic strap closure over the tied laces and secure.
6. Re-adjust as required.
Please consult your healthcare specialist for appropriate use prior to applying this products.