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How to Choose the Right Custom Ankle Braces for Patients

If you are experiencing ankle pain, it is important to see a podiatrist as soon as possible. Ankle pain could be a result of several issues and could worsen if not treated promptly and correctly.

Marion County Podiatry offers custom ankle braces that can help you recover from your ankle injury. In this blog post, we will discuss when to use custom braces and the different types of braces available. We will also provide tips on how to choose the right brace for you.

When to Use Custom Ankle Braces

You may be wondering when you should start using a custom ankle brace. The answer to this question depends on the severity of your injury and the advice of your podiatrist.

In general, you should start using a custom ankle brace as soon as possible after sustaining an ankle injury. This will help to immobilize the ankle and prevent further damage.

If you have a mild ankle injury, your podiatrist may recommend that you use a non-custom brace. However, if you have a more severe ankle injury, they will likely recommend that you use a custom brace. Custom braces are also often recommended for patients who have had previous ankle surgery. This is because they provide extra support and stability for the ankle.

Types of Custom-Made Ankle Braces

There are two main types of custom-made ankle braces: hinged and non-hinged.

Hinged braces are designed to allow for a small amount of movement in the ankle joint. This is beneficial for patients who need to move their ankle during the healing process, which can take an extended period.

Non-hinged braces, on the other hand, completely immobilize the ankle joint. This is often recommended for patients who have a more severe ankle injury and require their ankle to be without mobility during the entire healing process. Your podiatrist will be able to advise you on which type of brace is best for your individual needs.

Choosing the Right Custom Ankle Brace

There are a few things that you should consider when choosing ankle braces with a customized fit. Firstly, you need to make sure that the brace is the right size for you. The brace should be snug but comfortable. Measuring custom braces is an incredibly important step in this process.

It is also important to choose a brace that is made from breathable materials. This will help to prevent skin irritation and general discomfort. Additionally, you need to make sure that the brace provides the right level of support for your ankle. Your podiatrist will be able to advise you on this and recommend the best possible custom brace for your needs.

Contact Marion County Podiatry Today

If you are experiencing ankle pain and think you may be a candidate for a custom-made ankle brace, contact Marion County Podiatry today. We will be able to assess your ankle and provide you with the best treatment options.

Carl M. Salvati, DPM
Carl M. Salvati, DPM completed a three year podiatric medical and surgical residency with reconstructive rearfoot and ankle training at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, FL. During his time in residency, Dr Salvati had extensive experience in trauma, arthroscopy, diabetic limb salvage, and elective lower extremity procedures. He has an undergraduate BS BA degree from the University of Florida where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida. Dr. Salvati participated in various charitable endeavors including the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project in Mexico. He is board certified by the American board of Podiatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Podiatric Medicine. He is also board certified in the sub-specialty of Amputation Prevention and Wound Care by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He has been Certified as a Wound Care Specialist Physician by the American Board of Wound Management. Dr Salvati is a dedicated and compassionate physician with extensive surgical and medical experience.

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