The AFTR DC is designed to stabilize the hindfoot and ankle to enhance the recovery process. The “DC” stands for “dorsal closure” which is our unique design to accommodate post-injury pain and swelling. The front flaps of the ankle brace allow the brace to be worn tighter as swelling is reduced in the foot. The dorsal closure also allows for a pain-free and easy application process, especially when compared to a stiff lace-up brace design. Additional swelling control is provided by removable gel pads behind each of the ankle bones. The gel pads provide passive massage and remove swelling from this common accumulation site behind the ankle bones. You can place the gel pads in the freezer for cold therapy as well. Plastic stays on both sides of the ankle and a figure 8 stirrup strap work together to provide the stabilization needed to allow the injured tissue time to heal. The brace limits medial and lateral motion without affecting plantar and dorsiflexion, allowing the brace to comfortably support your foot and ankle during activity. The AFTR DC is constructed from our breathable, hypoallergenic materials to provide comfortable compression to the foot in order to reduce swelling and enhance recovery.
After an ankle or foot injury, it is important to stabilize the joint to allow the tissue time to heal. The AFTR DC is designed to provide this imperative stabilization and support to the ankle and hindfoot. The plastic stays on both sides of the ankle add support to the joint and limit motion in the medial and lateral directions. The figure 8 stirrup strap surrounds the joint to further limits motion in the unwanted directions and allows the injured tissue time to recover. Gel pads behind each of the ankle bones provide passive massage and remove excess fluid from this common accumulation site. The gel pads are removable and can be placed in the freezer for additional cold therapy during the rehabilitation process. The brace is constructed from a breathable, compressive material that provides medical-grade compression in order to reduce swelling and further enhance recovery.
Protect against ankle and foot injuries with the AFTR DC. The figure 8 strap surrounds the joint to provide stabilization and support to an injury-prone joint. Plastic stays on both sides of ankle also support the hindfoot and ankle to protect against unwanted, injurious motion. The compressive base sleeve of the brace heightens proprioception which improves confidence and coordination of your joint’s movement during activity.