Aircast Pneumatic Walkers in the Treatment of Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are extremely common in soccer. In recent years foot fractures have become more high profile. Metatarsal fractures have even gained infamy in the media after several high profile injuries to players such as David Beckham, Gary Neville, Wayne Rooney, Roy Keane, Ashley Cole and Steven Gerrard. Aircast Pneumatic Walkers are commonly used in the treatment of Metatarsal fractures and other conditions, such as sprained ankle, broken ankle and following ankle surgery.

What are they?

Photo of Aircast pneumatic walker A lightweight removable plastic cast featuring a durable, semi-rigid shell to provide protection. The shell's rocker sole helps reduce pressures through the sole of the foot, thus allowing earlier partial weight bearing.

Removable plastic casts such as the Aircast Pneumatic Walker have a distinct advantage over conventional plaster of paris casting, in that they can be taken off to allow the patient to undertake exercises and therapy. This helps prevent stiffness and muscle wastage, further reducing the injury healing time.

Who uses them?

Photo of David Beckham wearing a pneumatic walker Many elite athletes such as professional soccer players, NFL football players and NBA and college basketball players use Aircast Pneumatic Walkers for the treatment of foot and ankle injuries, such as sprained ankle, ankle fracture (broken ankle), Metatarsal fracture, Lisfranc joint injury, Cuboid fracture and Talus fracture.

The Aircast Pneumatic Walker helps to prevent further damage and thus reduces injury time. All trainers and physiotherapists with professional teams carry Aircast Pneumatic Walkers, in the event of a player sustaining an ankle injury or foot injury.



When to use them

The Aircast Pneumatic Walker provides immobilisation and support for people who have suffered a severe ankle sprain, a foot fracture, broken ankle or following foot surgery and ankle surgery.

The Aircast Pneumatic Walker allows a greater level of mobility, allowing you to get back to work. It also greatly enhances healing and reduces rehabilitation time, allowing you to get back to your sport quicker.

Speed your recovery and enhance your quality of life while injured by asking your doctor if you can use an Aircast Pneumatic Walker instead of being trapped in a plaster of paris.

What Conditions are they Commonly used for?

Following ankle surgery
Sprained ankle
Broken ankle
Foot fracture
Metatarsal fracture
Lisfranc joint injury
Cuboid fracture
Talus fracture
Following foot surgery

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