McDavid Ankle Guard

McDavid Ankle Guard

Regular price £33.99 £19.99 Sale

This is a high quality light weight functional ankle brace from McDavid that provides extra support to weakened and injured ankles affording improved stability and helping to prevent re-sprain. It provides lateral and medial support via 3 layers of supportive mesh fabric reinforced by flexible steel spring stays. A plastic removable insert on both the medial (inside) and lateral (outside) provide further support. The highly popular lace up design allows good forward and backward range of movement whilst protecting against inversion (inward) and eversion (outward) stresses to the ankle.

Who Should Use This?

This ankle brace can be used from adolescence into middle age to support the ankle joint and its ligaments. It is an excellent sports / heavy use brace suitable for most sports including contact sport. Its unique design makes this brace highly suitable for most sporting pursuits including football, hockey, rugby, cricket, tennis, squash etc.

This is a functional brace designed to use as the injured athlete returns to weight bearing rehabilitation and running or training drills and for return to play. It provides anatomical support following injury to the ankle's lateral ligaments (outside of the ankle), medial (or deltoid ligament - inside of the ankle) and capsular ligaments (around the ankle). It is not suitable for tendonopathy or injury of the achilles tendon but can be used to support inflamed or injured medial or lateral ankle tendons ( peroneal or tibialis posterior tendons )

How Does it Work?

Chartered physiotherapists routinely tape injured ankles to protect them running supportive bands of tape along and over the line of the injured ligaments to shorten and protect them. This clever brace allows the ankle to retain a functional range whilst supporting these collateral ligaments. Support is provided by a combination of removable plastic inserts medially and laterally which support the deltoid (inside) and lateral ligament (outside) complexes in addition to the ankle capsule.

Sizing and Technical Information:

Physio Warehouse's therapists advise this brace is a very good functional brace and provides slightly more support than our Mc David lightweight ankle brace due to the plastic medial and lateral removable inserts. It has a notched front and elastic heel and tongue with an integral sewn in arch. Whilst no brace is quite as good as tape applied immediately before play by a trained therapist this type of brace is the next best thing - with the advantage of repeatable, quick and easy self application. Once recovery is attained the brace can be used without the inserts to help prevent injury. This brace is not suitable for acutely swollen and injured ankles for which we advise the our Pneumatic Ankle Splint

Size

EU Shoe Size

UK Shoe Size

XX-Small

< 38.5

< 5

X-Small

38.5 - 40

5 - 6

Small

40 - 42.5

6 - 8

Medium

42.5 - 44.5

8 - 9.5

Large

44.5 - 47.5

9.5 - 12.5

X-Large

48+

12.5+