What is the Donjoy Elastic Ankle Support with Strapping?
The Donjoy Elastic Ankle Support with Strapping is a Latex Free elasticated ankle support with the addition of a strap which can be wrapped around the ankle to provide additional support and compression to the ankle, but can also be completely removed. Stabilising platic stays help to prevent rollover of the ankle, enabling you to enjoy activity with reduced risk of over-straining the ankle ligaments and tendons.
The Donjoy Elastic Ankle Support comes with an external elastic strap, which can be worn with the product itself to provide extra support to the ankle. It can be worn in a figure of 8 style and mimic taping methods. Due to its elasticity, the straps can be applied very tight giving a great amount of support and compression where required. However this strap is not a necessity and the support can be worn without.
The Donjoy Elastic Ankle Support with Strapping incorporate two semi rigid plastic splints which run down either side of the ankle. These splints do not keep the ankle in a rigid position and do have movement, however they provide a good amount of support against inversion/eversion of the ankle (rolling), but they do not 100% prevent against it. They also do a very good job of preventing the support from bunching up, and keep it in the correct place.Â There is absolutely no metal properties in this support.
When can I use the Donjoy Elastic Ankle Support with Strapping?
The support and compression from the Elastic Ankle Support with Strapping is ideal for long term ankle pain, very minor instability, or protection for injuries in the late stages of recovery. The anatomically knitted, multi directional elastic fabric provides support where it required while maintaining flexibility of the joint for functionality and comfort.
The Donjoy Elastic Ankle Support with Strapping would be ideal for those suffering with swollen ankles, as it gives a very good level of compression to help relieve and disperse swelling and similar conditions such as arthritis, due to the inflammatory side effects of the condition.
What size Donjoy Elastic Ankle Support with Strapping do I need?
To ensure you are getting the correct size of the Donjoy Elastic Ankle Support with strapping, you will need to measure 2 inches up from the tip of your ankle bone (the widest point), and then the circumference at this 2 inch mark. You can then choose the corresponding size from the list below;
|Size Chart||Ankle (inches)||Ankle (cms)|
|X Small||7.5 – 8||19 – 20|
|Small||8 – 9||21 – 22|
|Medium||9 – 9.5||23 – 24|
|Large||10 – 10.5||25 – 26|
|X Large||10.5 – 11||27 – 28|
|X X Large||> 11||> 28|