The degree of pressure and pronation/supination limits is adjustable and a silicone application ensures good position retention. There are comfort zones around vulnerable parts of the ankle, such as Achilles’ tendon.
The brace is comfortable to wear and easy to use, also due to the wide instep and an integrated heel-lock.
Treatment of acute lateral ankle ligament lesions (alternative to taping)
Treatment of sprained or strained ankle
Treatment of stable ankle fractures (Weber type A with isolated fracture of the lateral malleolus)
Follow-up treatment of ankle fractures (incl. Jones fracture)
Postoperative treatment of ligament injuries or fractures
Capsular irritation and tendonitis following ankle fracture or ligament lesions
Arthrosis with instability
Secondary prevention of ankle ligament lesions (under moderate stress with accumulation of fluid)
Impingement (capsular clamping; anterior and posterior)
There are no known disorders where the brace cannot or should not be worn. In the case of poor blood circulation in the limbs, a brace may cause hyperaemia. Avoid applying the brace too tightly in the beginning. Pain is always a sign of warning. If the pain persists or the complaint deteriorates, it is advisable to consult your doctor or therapist.
Push med products provide effective solutions for the treatment and prevention of injuries of the locomotor apparatus. These medical braces have been designed by scientists and approved by physicians and scientists.
Your new ankle brace is a Push med product, characterised by a high level of effectiveness, comfort and quality. The Push med ankle brace increases ankle stability and helps to control pain. This increases physical strength. Mechanical support, adjustable pressure and good position retention constitute the basis of its performance.
Push med products are innovative and are manufactured for you with great care. This ensures maximum security and more freedom of movement. To promote satisfied use.
Read the product information carefully before you use the Push med ankle brace.
Your Push med ankle brace offers a high level of support and protection during the treatment or prevention of ankle injuries. It can be used in a wide range of cases and conditions. The combination of a zip and Velcro fastening ensures that the sock can be fitted easily. Non-elastic bands can be used to set the pronation and supination limits, without any impediments for walking. The elastic bands with integrated heel-lock, according to the functional tape concept, offer individually adjustable compression around the ankle. The silicone application on the inside of the bracket stimulates the ankle’s proprioception. This is done to anticipate a imminent trauma. The ankle brace has a perfect fit and can be worn in practically any shoe. “Comfort zones” of padded material have been created around vulnerable areas such as the instep and the heel. The brace is made of Sympress™, a high-quality comfortable material. The use of microfibres makes the inside feel soft and keeps the skin dry. The Push med ankle brace is easy to apply and can be washed without any problem.
DETERMINING SIZE / FITTING
The ankle brace is available in 5 sizes. Position the foot at an angle of 90° in relation to the lower leg. Then measure the circumference around the heel and the instep of the foot, as shown in the illustration on the packaging. The table on the packaging shows the correct brace size for your foot.
A Slide the base around your foot, making sure it fits snugly. Keep the foot at an angle of 90° in relation to the lower leg. Then close the zip and the elastic fastening at the front.
B Close the non-elastic bands crosswise across the instep. The correct fitting sequence is determined by the increasing molecule symbols on the Velcro.
C The elastic bands are wound around the foot in the shape of the figure 8. Start by tensioning the heel-lock. Position the band diagonally across the instep in the direction of the inner foot. Then pull the band underneath the foot towards the outside and diagonally across the instep to the inside of the lower leg.
D Close the elastic band with a single wrap around the lower leg.
E Tension the heel-lock of the second band. Position the band diagonally across the instep in the direction of the outer foot. F Then pull the band underneath the foot towards the inside and diagonally across the instep to the outside of the lower leg. Close the elastic band with a single wrap around the lower leg.
Before washing, close the Velcro to protect the brace and other laundry. The brace can be washed at temperatures up to 30°C, on a delicate fabrics cycle or by hand. Do not use any bleaching agents. A gentle spin-dry cycle can be used: after this, hang the brace up to dry in the open air (not near a heating source or in a tumble drier).
To extend the brace’s service life, it should be dried after use, if necessary, before being stored.
Proper use of the Push brace may require diagnosis by a doctor or therapist.
Optimal functioning can only be achieved by selecting the right size.Fit the brace before use. Save the product information, to be able to reread the fitting instructions later.
Consult a specialist if the product requires individual adaptation.
Check your Push brace each time before using for signs of wear or ageing of parts or seams. Optimal performance of your Push brace can only be guaranteed if the product is fully intact
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