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Product benefits

  • Modular design and lacing enables individual adjustment of the brace.

  • The rigid base material, the two side elements and a strap system stabilise the ankle.

  • Flat design for comfort in the shoe.
     

How does it work?/Mode of action

The brace supports the ankle via the interplay of the fastening, the integrated stabilisation shells on both sides and the removable fastening system. The strap system and the fastening support the body’s own stabilising mechanisms and offer additional support, in a similar manner to athletic tape. The stabilisation shells at the sides can be removed and the brace is thus adaptable to every individual. When moving the shells, note that the space between them must surround the ankle in order to provide an optimal level of  comfort during wear. The medi Ankle sport brace is therefore also suitable for prophylactic prevention of sprains. This is particularly valid for sports, when the muscles become fatigued.

 

Donning/fitting instructions
Undo all straps and loosen the fastenings of the brace so that you can place your foot into it easily. Take hold of the top of the brace on both sides and pull it over your foot until the heel opening is in the correct position. The ankle joint should be centred in the space between the stabilising shells. Now tie up the brace, going from top to bottom, as you would a shoe. Now take the longer outer strap. Pull it over the arch of your foot (instep) to the inside of your foot and then feed it under the middle portion of the sole of the foot. Now grip the loop of the strap with a finger and pull it up the side of your leg. Fasten the strap slightly above the ankle joint. When doing this, ensure that your foot is in a neutral position (at 90° to your leg). Now take the inside strap and pull it over the arch of your foot (instep) to the outside of your foot and then feed it under the middle portion of the sole of the foot. Now grip the loop of the strap with a finger and pull it up the side of your leg. Fasten the strap slightly above the ankle joint. Now do up the belt that goes around the circumference of the leg. Check that the brace fits snugly and that you feel stable in it. The brace can be altered or adjusted according to your requirements at any time. To achieve this, you can change the position of or remove the straps around the heel and also move or remove the stabilising shells.
 

Wearing directions

In principle, this product can be worn for the whole day. However, the wearer should wear the brace as they deem necessary. The brace should be removed for long sedentary periods (i.e. if you are sitting down for a long time, driving or sleeping). If you experienceexcessive pain or your condition worsens whilst wearing the brace, remove the product immediately and contact your doctor or medical supply store.

medi Ankle Sport Brace

AU$65.00Price
EURO Size
  • Standard colours

    • Black

    Material components

     

    Polyamide, polyester, polyethylene

     

    Washing instructions

     

    Please remove the stabilising shells at the sides and fasten the velcro fastenings before you wash the brace. Soap residues, lotions and ointments can cause skin irritation and material wear. 
    Wash the product by hand, preferably using a medi clean detergent, or in delicate cycle at 30°C using a mild detergent without fabric conditioners. 

    • Do not bleach.
    • Leave to dry naturally.
    • Do not iron.
    • Do not dry clean.
  • Indications

    • Chronic ligament instability in the upper and lower ankle
    • After sprains (e.g. supination injuries)
    • As a preventative measure after supination injuries, particularly for sports
    • Inflammation of the ankle joint (acute or chronic, post-traumatic or post-operative)
    • Mild injury to the syndesmotic ligaments

    Contraindications

    • Diseases or injuries of the skin in the area of use, especially with inflammatory symptoms (excessive warming, swelling or reddening)
    • Sensitivity and perfusion disorders of the legs or feet (e.g. in the case of diabetes)
    • Lymph outflow disorders, as well as unclear swellings of soft tissues, apart from the area of use