Patients with chronic ankle instability frequently experience the feeling that their ankle may give way at any moment. While walking on uneven surfaces, stepping off a curb, going down the stairs or sometimes even just standing still the ankle may turn unexpectedly, causing pain and potentially a sprain. At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know these patients who have previously injured their ankles still want to maintain an active lifestyle, participating in sports and fitness activities. If you experience chronic ankle pain or weakness, or are recovering from an injury we have products that can help:
Gel Malleolar Sleeve—two discs of soft gel cushion both the medial and lateral sides of the ankle. Contained in latex-free fabric, they protect the ankle from impact, pressure and injury and provide support as well. Gel Malleolar Sleeve can be worn inside ski boots, cleats, roller blades and virtually any other type of sport shoe or boot. It comes in one size that will fit either the left or right foot. The sleeve is washable (by hand) and can provide long-term help with ankle problems.
J-Tape—our 100% cotton tape with a rubber-based zinc oxide adhesive is breathable and strong, yet gentle. It provides excellent immobilization with support and is preferred for strains and sprain. The tape is latex-free and tears easily both lengthwise and crosswise. J-Tape comes in 1-inch, 1.5-inch, and 2-inch sizes.
Self-Grip Compression Wrap—this unique, self-adhering tape provides maximum support and firm compression to ligaments, tendons and muscles. Self-Grip Compression Wrap will not stick to skin or hair and it will not come off in water. It is ideal for strains and sprains and for taping and strapping.
J-Ban Cohesive Wrap—this lightweight nylon wrap makes an excellent pressure bandage. It is self-adherent, made of non-woven material that sticks to itself but not to other materials or skin. J-Ban Cohesive Wrap holds well (even when stretched) but does not constrict. It is easy to hand tear cleanly with no exposed threads. J-Ban comes in 1- inch, 2-inch and 3-inch widths.