Our Top Ankle Brace for Ankle Sprains by Aircast
The Aircast ankle brace is one of our top ankle braces that you can purchase yourself. Aircast ankle braces are just one item in an entire line of Aircast sports medicine products.
Whether you need mild, moderate, or maximum support for your ankle sprain, walking boots for a broken ankle, need a brace for a foot injury, or just a little extra support and comfort while playing a sport, Aircast has the brace for you. There is also a line of therapy products that can help your road to recovery.. See how Aircast ankle braces can help heal.
Aircast for Ankle Sprains
Always consult with your doctor/professional to get proper ankle sprain diagnosis. Once you know the level of your ankle sprain, it's important to buy the right ankle brace for your ankle sprain. Ankle sprains come in 3 degrees and depending on the severity of your ankle sprain, you will need a different brace that provides the level of support according to your injury. At a very basic level, these are the best Aircast ankle braces based on mild, moderate, and severe injuries. Each brace is uniquely built to protect and support the ankle in different ways.
|Mild||Moderate||Severe / Maximum|
|Ankle Sprain / Instability||Aircast A60||Aircast Airsport||Aircast Air-Stirrup|
Aircast for Mild Support
This type of support is necessary for a first degree ankle sprain. This sprain occurs when the ligaments have been overstretched (but not torn) because the ankle has been taken past its normal range of motion. Symptoms include: pain that is mild, some amount of swelling, joint instability, mild joint stiffness, and difficulty walking comfortably.
Aircast A60 - If you want a great combination of support, protection, and comfort, this is the brace for you. It has a sleek stabilizer on both sides of the ankle that is molded at a 60 degree angle to help guard against further injury. The significance of the A60 is that the stabilizer sits at a 60-degree angle where traditional ankle brace stabilizers are positioned at a 90-degree angle. During activity, your foot is in a 60 degree position for the majority of the time, this is where you are on the toes and ball of your foot as you jump, move, and run around. Because your foot is in this position for the majority of the time, this is also the position you are most likely to roll, twist or sprain your ankle. With the stabilizer at 60 degrees, you are more likely to prevent an ankle injury during the time it happens most often, during activity or sports.
Air-Stirrup Ankle Sprain Care Kit - Alternatively, you can try this full-care ankle sprain kit that will get you on the road to health. It is a complete system for the care of a mild ankle sprain. The kit comes with an Aircast Air-Stirrup, ankle wrap, cold pack, elastic band for rehab exercises, and instructions.
Aircast for Moderate Support
This type of support will help you heal from a second-degree ankle sprain. A second-degree sprain is the most common and occurs when there are mild, partial tears to the ligaments. Symptoms include: severe swelling, moderate pain, some loss of motion or use of the ankle, trouble walking.
Aircast AirSport Ankle Brace - The features of the Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace provides comfort and support. It is fast, easy to put on, and convenient to wear while you heal.
Aircast for Maximum Support
This type of support will help you heal from a 3rd degree ankle sprain. This injury is not very common, and generally medical aid is needed. It is a rupture or total tear of a ligament. Symptoms include: severe swelling, severe pain initially, instability of the joint, and extreme loss of motion.
Aircast Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace - This is one of our top ankle braces because each brace has shells designed and set up with the Duplex aircell system, which is patented.
Air-Stirrup Plus - This brace combines the Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace with an ankle wrap. All the benefits of the Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace are combined with the ankle wrap to add the benefit of additional swelling control to speed recover.
Differences Between the Aircast Stirrup Braces
If you have had a severe ankle sprain, maximum support is needed, as mentioned above. The Aircast Stirrup braces are the best brace to provide maximum support. There are 5 types of braces in the Air Stirrup family. Each Stirrup brace is unique and the biggest difference between them is the height of the stirrup. The higher the length of the stirrup, the more protection your ankle will receive. Follow this breakdown of the Stirrups to find the right one for you.
|Air-Stirrup||Sport Stirrup||Universe||Air-Stirrup Light|
|Universal (Fits Right or Left Foot)||x||x|
|Available Stirrup Height||6", 8.75", 9", 10.5"||9"||9.5"||9.5"|
Trust Aircast to Help You Heal
No matter your level of ankle sprain, Aircast has the ankle brace to help you along the road to recovery. Select the brace that will meet your needs, and begin healing in comfort today. Use this ankle sprain infographic to get a visual understanding of how common ankle sprains are and what you can do to protect and treat yourself. As with any type of injury, the first thing you should do is PRICE therapy, the new form of RICE therapy. PRICE stands for Protect, Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate. By protecting your ankle with a wrap or brace, you can prevent further injury. Resting will help you recovery faster. Ice will reduce inflammation and pain. Compression will help reduce swelling. Lastly, elevation will also help bring down the swelling.