There are two common type of AirCasts:
This is often used to treat ankle sprains. It contains padded air cells in a plastic frame that fits into your shoe. This allows you to walk while preventing the ankle joint from rolling in or out causing re-injury.
Ankle sprains can take 4-6 weeks to heal. Persons with severe injuries or over age 60 may require more time to heal. During that time, you are prone to re-injury by suddenly twisting your ankle again while the ligaments are still weak.
When treating a sprain, the Air-Stirrup splint should be worn whenever walking for at least four weeks, or as long as you continue to have ankle pain. You should continue to wear it at least 6 weeks whenever running, playing sports or any activity where there is increased risk of re-injury. Talk to your doctor for specific advice about the treatment of your condition.
This is a short boot that provides support and protection to the foot and ankle while allowing you to walk. It contains padded air cells that provide compression and help circulation. It is used for both foot and ankle injuries - both sprains and minor fractures. Talk to your doctor for specific advice about the treatment of your condition.
Delivering quality, comfort and supportive ankle braces, Aircast products are engineered with patented technology and use graduated pneumatic compression to help keep you moving while helping heal your injury.
For more than 30 years, medical professionals worldwide have trusted Aircast® for technological breakthroughs in patient care. Rooted in scientific methods, each Aircast product is developed using the concept of "functional management." Aircast set a new standard of care for sprains and other injuries with patented technology and the use of graduated pneumatic compression.