Ankle Braces

We would like to purchase an ankle brace for my 12 yr. old son, but there are so many different ankle braces out there. He sprained his ankle really badly two years ago, and still has problems with it “rolling” on him even after extensive rehab. He wore the air cast up until recently, and now the doctor is recommending a lace up type brace. We would like to purchase “light” support that doesn’t inhibit movement and is comfortable, but also will prevent rolling. Any suggestions? What models seem to work the best?

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    Vivian Abrams DPM

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    My preference in ankle braces is a lace up type with crossover straps. The purpose is to limit inversion and eversion, but allows for dorsiflexion and plantarflexion. Two types I have used are the ASO and a SpeedBraceI’m not sure how available these are OTC.BTW, if he has a severe enough injury where he has a ligament that has not healed properly, he might need a surgical repair down the road, especially if it keeps getting reinjured. Ankle braces aren’t magic. Also, I know AirCasts enjoy lots of popularity, but I do not find them useful to limit inversion or eversion.
    Good Luck
    Vivian Abrams DPM


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