Ankle Assessments

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Ankle Assessments

The ankle joint (talocrural joint) is the complex junction of the foot to the leg, consisting of the tibia and fibula (bones of the lower leg) supported directly over the talus bone. A series of ligaments hold these bones together and muscles and tendons create backward and forward motion.
The ankle is prone to injury and is the most injured body part among Canadians. Stats Canada estimates that nearly 25% of all injuries are sustained to the ankle annually.
 
  • Ankle bracing is an integral part of the rehabilitation and prevention of injury.
  • For over 30 years, Ortho-Kinetics Inc. has carried only the highest quality brands and models
  • We share the same goal, getting you back on your feet as soon as possible
  • We understand the technology behind the brace design and will guide you to the best brace and the best fit
  • Custom ankle braces are also available for post surgical and traumatic injuries
 

Whether it’s a ligament injury, inflammation to a tendon from overuse, or degenerative arthritis, relying on us to be your ankle bracing specialist ensures that you make an informed decision and receive the best product for the best outcome.

Conditions Treated at Your Ankle Assessment

Conditions Causing Ankle Pain

Symptoms of Ankle Pain

How does it work?

Ankle injuries occur when we are unprepared for a foot position and the stress to the joint is sudden, unexpected or too high. Repeated loading with poor body mechanics, frequent ankle rolling, or improper footwear contribute to overuse syndromes such as instability, tendinopathies and pain.

Whether you require a simple brace to return to sports, to prevent recurring injuries or a custom brace for ankle arthritis or post surgery, we have a brace for you.

Step 1

Book An Assessment

  • Call us or book an ankle assessment on line
  •  An ankle assessment typically takes 30 minutes
  • If you have shorts, bring them(we also have shorts at the clinic)
  • Bring the shoes you wear most often
  • Bring your prescription if you have one and x-ray CD or report

step 2

During Your Assessment

  • Review of your condition and history of injury and discuss your x-ray or MRI results
  • Examine your joint stability, muscle strength, structural alignment and range of motion
  • Answer any questions you may have relating to your ankle injury
  • Discuss the various bracing options, measure and fit you with the best brace to fit your needs
  • Recommend stability and strengthening exercises and stretches or referral to complementary health professionals

step 3

Enjoy A Better Quality Of Life

  • Within a few weeks, you should be feeling less pain and experiencing greater mobility
  • If necessary, we’ll have you come back for a follow up and a possible review with your physician
  • Review exercises and stretches
  • At this point, you may also be a candidate for or wish to discuss orthotics

Frequently Asked Questions

Ankle braces range from $65 to $130

Many insurance companies cover much of the cost.

Ankle bracing can aid in the relief of pain and instability following an injury. If your ankle is painful with activity or you easily roll your ankle on uneven ground(chronic instability), an ankle brace may help you. Remember, an ankle brace is not a cure-all. You may need therapy as well. Always consult your physician to rule out a fracture.
 

Ready to Get Started

Request An appointment

Assessments are typically 30 to 60 minutes. Bring your footwear you work in and what you where after work, bring shorts, and the prescription from your referring medical professional if you have one.

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