Types include ankle braces, straps, guards, stays, stabilizers and heel cushions.
Acute and chronic ankle or foot pain is a common, everyday use for these devices.
Other conditions may benefit from using ankle braces such as ankle instability or osteoarthritis.
An ankle brace is a garment that is worn around the ankle to protect it or for immobilization while allowing it to heal from sprains and other minor injuries. Ankle braces are used to immobilize the joint while providing heat and compression to the bones. They are common in injury rehabilitation processes that affect the ankle, being made of rigid fabric such nylon and neoprene that allow limited mobility of the foot and conform to the ankle.
Yes, Medicare Part B covers 80% of the Medicare-approved price of braces prescribed as
“medically necessary” by a Medicare-enrolled doctor and which are bought, or rented,
from a Medicare-approved supplier.
If you’re the recipient of Medicare, you may be able to access most Medical Supplies that are fully covered by your insurance plan. The team at Developed Medical can help match you to the right supplies that are covered by your insurance.
With Developed Medicals Courtesy Billing Program