Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Sprain Brace
If you've entered the recovery phase where you're reading to begin weight and load bearing again, it's important you do so in a safe and controlled manner. Wearing an ankle brace that provides a gentle brand of light compression and ambulation across the entire ankle encourages the functional management of ankle sprains and injuries.
Thanks to dual "Duplex" air-cell technology and a twin-strap design, the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Sprain Brace is our number one choice for getting you back on your feet following a sprain or episode of instability. If you are in the second or third stage of recovery following an ankle injury, we recommend taking a look at the Aircast Airsport Ankle Brace and the Airsport A60 Ankle Support respectively.
- 1 x Ankle Brace
- 1 x Instruction Manual
Sizing Information for the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Brace
Thanks to a diverse and flexible design brief, the Aircast Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace is available in a single "one size fits most" size. Manufactured with twin straps above the ankle that compliment the twin air pocket supports that can be repositioned whenever necessary, the Universe Ankle Brace provides unrivalled support in terms of customisation and tailoring.
What's So Special About the Aircast Air-Stirrup?
Designed for those experiencing swelling at the ankle following a sprain or a bout of severe bruising, the Aircast Air-Stirrup Brace is perfect for treating the instability that follows when you're ready to get back on your feet. Twin comforting air-cells on either side of the brace provide a unique brand of support, allowing you to safely get up and around without causing further injury or damage.
It is advised that the Aircast Air-Stirrup be worn for around 3/4 weeks following a sprain.
See the Aircast Universe Brace for Yourself!
If you're still curious about how the Aircast Universe Ankle Brace looks, fits, feels or works, take a look at the informative video below:
Which Conditions Is the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Brace Suitable For?
The Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace is suitable for a range of conditions that can cause pain, discomfort, and swelling of the ankle. Suitable conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Acute ankle injury
- Ankle sprains (graded one-three)
- Chronic instability
- Post-operative use
If you are unsure about whether or not the Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace is suitable for your condition, we would advise that you speak to your doctor or another medical professional. They will be able to advise whether or not this is the right brace for your own needs.
Which Ankle Sprain Grades Is the Air-Stirrup Universe Brace For?
Ankle sprains can differ in severity, and are generally categorised into one of three grades. The Air-Stirrup Universe Brace is suitable for ankle sprain grades one, two, and three, which can be identified as follows:
- Ankle Sprain Grade 1: Sore ankle with slight swelling; your ligament may be overstretched
- Ankle Sprain Grade 2: Prolonged pain and swelling; unable to bear weight on your injured ankle; some bruising from a partial ligament tear
- Ankle Sprain Grade 3: Popping sound at point of injury; severe pain, swelling, and bruising; full ligament tear
If you feel you are suffering from one of the more severe ankle sprain grades, we would recommend you consult a doctor for advice. They will be able to provide you with the best plan for getting you back on your feet.
How Easy Is It to Put On the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace?
Despite its highly supportive and innovative design, the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace is quick and easy to put on. Simply follow our step-by-step instructions below to ensure you correctly apply your ankle brace each and every time:
- Peel up the heel pads on either side and adjust their position using sticky adhesive strip until correctly positioned.
- Whilst wearing a sock or sleeve, align both sides of the brace against the ankle.
- Secure straps from bottom to top before placing your shoe on over the brace. Adjust tightness where necessary.
Fitting instructions for the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace
Should Socks Be Worn with the Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace?
You should always wear an absorbent sock or ankle wrap with your Air-Stirrup Universe. This helps to ensure optimal comfort, protection, and support.
Why Is the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Great for Ankle Injuries?
To help you decide if this is the right ankle brace for you, we’ve outlined our favourite things about the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace that we think puts it at the top of its game when providing pain relief following an ankle injury.
- High-quality ankle brace ideal for reducing pain caused by ankle sprains graded one to three
- Suitable for sprains, acute ankle injury, post-operative use, and chronic instability
- Reduces swelling by compressing the ankle and utilising Duplex aircell technology
- Anatomically designed to fit comfortably with the shape of your ankle
- Encourages ambulation such as light walking to promote healing through rehabilitation
- Universal size eliminates the need to measure your foot
What Does a Correctly Fitted Aircast Air-Stirrup Brace Look Like?
Using twin airtight pockets to provide shock-absorption, support and stability enhancement, a correctly fitted Aircast Air-Stirrup Brace should resemble the image below, with both pads reaching the bottom of the foot. Twin straps help keep these pockets in place and stabilise the entire ankle centrally.
Pictured here in white, you can see how the twin straps compliment the air-cells on either side of the ankle
How Is Pain Relief Provided by the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace?
Following a sprain or similar injury, your ankle is likely to become swollen and painful. The Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace features Duplex aircell technology, which is specially designed to reduce swelling. The brace gently compresses your ankle, helping to relieve pain caused by a swollen ankle.
Comfortable aircell technology reduces swelling
Can I Continue to Wear the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace After the Sprain Has Healed?
The Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Brace is designed to be worn soon after the injury has occurred to assist with ambulation such as light walking. If you would like to continue to support your ankle once the severity of the pain and discomfort has subsided, we recommend the Aircast Airsport Ankle Brace to help you get back on your feet with some more regular physical activity. You can wear the Aircast A60 Ankle Support once you've fully recovered to prevent further injury to your ankle.
Can I Wear the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe On Either Foot?
The universal nature of the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Brace means that it can be worn on either foot. This way it can be worn again at a later date should you receive an injury on either ankle.
What's the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace Made Of?
The Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace is made from Duplex aircells, with plastic stays either side of the aircells for added protection. These aircells add padding to the insides of the anatomically shaped stays, improving support without compromise to comfort.
How Do I Clean the Air-Stirrup Universe Brace?
The entire brace can be wiped down with lukewarm water and a mild soap. It should then be air dried; do not tumble dry.
Is the Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe a Latex-Free Brace?
Yes! The Aircast Air-Stirrup Universe Ankle Brace is free from latex, making it a suitable option for you if you’re worried about latex allergies or often find latex-based products to be uncomfortable or irritating.
Tried and Test Aircast Quality
We know how important it is for you to use products from trustworthy brands, and this is particularly true when considering your health and wellbeing. Aircast have been making technical breakthroughs and providing medical professionals worldwide with reliable products for more than 30 years.
We consider their ankle braces to be some of the most popular and trusted ankle braces we sell; take a look at our customers’ reviews at the bottom of this page to see why!
Are Other Aircast Ankle Braces Availble?
Absolutely. If the Aircast Air-Stirrup style doesn't suit your condition or requirements, take a look at one of the braces below: