DON’T FALL DOWN ANYMORE YOU NEED NOT LET THE INSTABILITY IN YOUR ANKLES HOLD YOU BACK. GET THE RICHIE BRACE DON’T BE LIKE I WAS AND THINK THAT NOTHING MORE CAN BE DONE FOR YOU; BECAUSE THIS CAN TRULY MAKE A MAJOR DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE. DO IT NOW BEFORE YOUR ANKLE OR ANKLES GET WORSE.
THE RICHIE BRACE IS A SUCCESS STORY. About 7 years ago I fell and broke my ankle in about three places; which of course required surgery. Twelve screws, and a plate later I was using a cane every day. I figured nothing further could be done. I had even asked my personal physician to prescribe a permanent handicap hanger for my car; so, I didn’t have to walk as far. I even fell again injuring my back, but still I figured what else could I do.
My wife who cares about me very much kept telling me to go to a doctor to see if anything could be done. I finally gave in and was referred to a foot, and ankle specialist. The doctor suggested that I should go see the inventor of the Richie Brace Dr. Douglas Richie.
I was very skeptical, when I thought of braces I either thought of something that is uncomfortable, or something that really isn’t strong enough to do the job. I needed something that would give real stability.
Why would this Richie Brace be any better than anything else, and if I got it would I even use it? First there is a custom mold made of the ankle by Dr. Richie, and the mold is sent to a lab where the brace would be made specifically for the patient. It is a custom Brace not just something you can buy online, or over the counter. It was going to take about two weeks.
Finally, my wife received a call that the brace had arrived, and I would need to go to Dr. Richie’s office for the fitting. They fitted the brace into my shoe; which consisted of padding for the inside of the shoe attached to a brace made up of Velcro, and plastic to hold it in place. It was a little difficult to put on at first, but when you finally get your foot, and ankle into the brace it is completely comfortable, and yes it does have the stability that you are looking for. This brace allows for all planes of movement medial lateral, back-side, front-side; while it maintains stability, it is not restricting. The thin posterior plastic shell allows optimal shoe fit; therefore, there is no reason to increase shoe size. Additionally, the padding for the shoe can be replaced; if it should wear out, Dr. Richie and his team of very qualified Doctors will check every six months to ensure that the brace meets your needs.
You can wear the brace every day and guess what you’ll be using cane a lot less in fact you may be able to walk without the cane for short distances. You no longer have the fear of falling.
Another great benefit of the Richie Brace is that your ankle is will get stronger despite maybe having screws and a plate inside your ankle, and not having done any exercise except for brief walking.
The Richie Brace is neither flimsy or uncomfortable, and it makes life a lot better. As Dr. Richie is retiring he will not be forgotten by the many patients that wear his braces and the three doctors that will carry on his practice will certainly keep his legacy alive.
I have compared other types of braces, and none can do the job with comfort, and stability of the Richie Brace.
I personally endorse the Richie Brace, and my life has been made much better than the past seven years I suffered.
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