Regardless of the age or physical activity, everybody is in danger of hurting their ankle. The ankle is considered to be one of the most vulnerable parts of the leg. Since we put so much pressure on our feet on daily bases at some point they become very fragile and you can easily injure them. And when you do, that is when all your problems start. The rehabilitation usually lasts a very long time and it is a very painful process. Moreover you will never be able to fully recover so you will have to be extra careful until the rest of your life and pay attention to the position of your foot and ankle.
The best way to protect your ankles is to use a support brace that will constrain the leg and lower the possibility of getting injured. It is up to you to decide whether you want to wear the brace every day or to wear it just when you are in pain. Professional athletes tend to wear the support braces every time they run or do some exercises, as it helps them immobilise the ankle and prevents possible injuries. People who are not physically active can decide to wear the brace only when they feel pain or when they plan on doing some exercises.
Aircast AirLift PTTD Ankle Support Brace is designed to treat posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD), and it also can be very efficient for those who spot early signs of flat foot. It helps lift the foot arch in a more normal position and with constant use it can fix the problem. Although some might not see the flat foot as a big problem it is usually one of the main reasons for immense pain in the feet. The aircells of the brace are inflated, however, the brace comes with a hand pump which allows you to inflate or deflate the aircells according to your needs. These aircells have been tested and the results show that the brace can withstand high pressures such as the pressure when you jump, run, or even land. The two straps can be adjusted according to the size and width of your ankle so one size fits all.
The brace is made of latex-free neoprene material that is very comfortable to wear. However, those who have more sensitive skin or have been known to react more aggressively to this material should try and test the reaction of their skin to the brace support. If you notice that you are intolerant of the material try to use a lotion. If the lotion doesn’t help then you will have to stop using the brace. However, only a few people have experienced problems with the material of the brace.
This brace is very affordable especially when you think how much money it will save you by not having to go to the expensive rehabilitation centres or visit the doctor all the time. If professionals find this brace useful we are sure it can do wonders for you too.