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Foot and Ankle Braces and Supports Archives - BioSkin

Foot and Ankle Braces and Supports

  • Spiketown Volleyball Club Uses TriLok Ankle Brace

    See how the Spiketown Volleyball Club uses the Bio Skin TriLok® ankle brace to help support, protect and prevent injuries during practice and in preparation for nationals.




  • Gymnast Taylor

    Name: TaylorTaylor
    State/Country: Minnesota
    Product(s) Used: TriLok Ankle Brace
    Testimonial: Best ankle brace we have found!! Would 100% recommend it to anyone.








  • IFBB Pro Art Ortiz

    Name: Art OrtizArt
    State/Country: California
    Product(s) Used: TriLok Ankle Brace
    Testimonial: A big thank you to Bio Skin for this amazing brace that has me on the move two weeks early!

  • Tennis Champ Wendy

    Wendy & tennis partner at the Alabama State Combo Championship. Wendy & tennis partner at the Alabama State Combo Championship.

    Name: Wendy
    State/Country: Alabama
    Product(s) Used: TriLok Ankle Brace
    Testimonial: This is me playing tennis at the Alabama state combo championship. We came in second place.









  • Hillary

    Name: HillaryHillaryG300x300
    State/Country: Oregon
    Product(s) Used: TriLok Ankle Brace
    Testimonial: My parents purchased 2 knee braces and 2 TriLok ankle systems for me back in 2006 when I used them on the basketball court. My father was always adamant about supporting local businesses and having the best gear for his growing young daughter. I was 6'4" by 13 and already had unstable ankles and knees so bracing up for games and practices was my best option to prevent injury. I was pretty good and hurt much less wearing my Bio Skin braces.





  • The Plague of Plantar Fasciitis

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    With famous athletes such as Eli Manning, Kobe Bryant, Albert Pujols and Olympic runner, Ryan Hall, all struggling with bouts of plantar fasciitis; there’s been a lot of discussion about this common foot problem in the media lately. But elite athletes aren’t the only ones dealing with this problem. In the U.S. alone, plantar fasciitis affects over 2 million people each year.

    So, what is plantar fasciitis?
    The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot connecting the heel bone to the toes. Plantar fasciitis is pain and inflammation of this connective tissue generally caused by overuse. Pain is usually localized near the front of the heel area and while it’s often painful during the day, the most intense pain is generally felt first thing in the morning, upon arising from bed and standing up.

    The reason for the intense morning pain is that most people sleep with their toes pointed (plantar-flexed) which is the position in which your plantar fascia has the least tension. While you sleep, your body works on repairing the tissue you damaged during the previous day. When you stand up, you put your foot into dorsi-flexion which stretches the fascia and tears all the newly repaired tissue. This process of injury, healing and re-injury can lead to more severe problems later including bone spurs on the heel.

    Plaguing Professional Athletes
    Imagine having this stabbing pain in the bottoms of your feet from simply walking and then having to play at an elite level. From CSNChicgo.com, Chicago Bulls’ center/forward Joakim Noah sums up his take on this painful injury by saying,

    “It really sucks. Plantar fasciitis sucks. It feels like you have needles underneath your foot while you’re playing. That’s what it feels like, so you can imagine. You need to jump, you need to run, you need to do a lot of things while you’re playing basketball, so you don’t want needles underneath your foot, right?”

    How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis
    To treat plantar fasciitis, you’ll want something that can support your arch during the day (orthotics or a brace) and something to hold your foot in dorsi-flexion at night so that your plantar fascia will heal in an elongated position (a night splint).

    The TriLok Gives Comfortable Relief
    Bio Skin’s TriLok is well-known as a premium ankle stability brace among athletic trainers, elite athletes and weekend warriors, but many foot and ankle specialists have come to appreciate its ability to treat plantar fasciitis as well, because unlike other ankle braces, the TriLok can be used to support the medial (inner) arch and plantar fascia. Unlike orthotics, the TriLok will support your foot even when you’re not wearing your shoes. Plus, the TriLok can be worn as a lightweight night splint.

  • R.I.C.E. Why is the "C" Important?

    Every single day, nearly 25,000 people sprain their ankle—Ouch!

    The article “How to Care for a Sprained Ankle” written for American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society describes how to cope with foot and ankle injuries. One of the most widely recognized treatments is R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).

    And which step in R.I.C.E. is arguably the most important? You guessed it … Compression.

    If you want a quicker recovery it is important to reduce swelling using compression. While swelling can occur quite rapidly, getting rid of it can take some time as it’s removed through the lymph system. Providing adequate compression to the injured ankle allows for better circulation helping avoid extra fluid build-up and tissue damage. To best recover choose an ankle brace that provides adequate compression, stabilization and comfort.

    Using Bio Skin’s AFTR with Gel will help you to stay active as you rehabilitate your ankle. Not only can this brace easily be worn with a shoe, but it is extremely comfortable thanks to Bio Skin’s breathable and thin material.


  • TriLok Ankle Brace Speeds Recovery After an Ankle Sprain

    Jacob Hall was playing in the regional championship game of his church’s youth basketball league in Charlotte, North Carolina. The score was tied when Jacob went down with a sprained ankle. Not wanting to watch the 6'3" sophomore sit out during the final game, a parent offered the TriLok Ankle Brace her doctor had given her for her own sprained ankle. Although the brace was a little snug on his size 13 foot, Jacob played the rest of the game and his team won the game and the title.

    Now Jacob is sporting his own Bio Skin TriLok--size extra-large.

    Use a TriLok for the fastest recovery after an ankle sprain.

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