"Which Richie Brace® is Right for Me?"
We are often asked by patients visiting the Richie Brace® website which brace would work for their medical condition. While we cannot provide medical advice specific to a certain patient, we can provide general information about which conditions the various Richie Brace® models are best suited.
Below are conditions and corresponding braces that are often prescribed:
|The Richie Brace Standard, The Medial Arch Suspender and The California AFO|
|The Richie Brace Restricted Hinge, The Dynamic assist, and the Richie Solid AFO are often prescribed. Our website has two pages devoted to these two conditions where brace recommendations are made.|
Chronic Ankle Instability
|The Richie Brace Standard, The Lateral Arch Suspender|
Paralysis or weakness of ankle muscles
|The Richie OTC Dynamic Assist|
Acute Ankle Sprain
|The OTC Ankle Brace|
Adult Acquired Flatfoot
|The Richie Gauntlet|
Our Treatment Guide also displays all of the Richie Brace® models and lists the common medical conditions treated by each brace.
Our patient Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page lists several common questions regarding expectations patients have when wearing a Richie Brace.
Please keep in mind that all Richie Brace® products must be prescribed by a doctor. The braces are often provided to the patient by the same prescribing doctor or might be fitted and dispensed by a certified orthotist or pedorthist.
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (Adult Acquired Flatfoot)
Standard Richie Brace
Medial Arch Suspenders
Ankle Sprain/Chronic Ankle Instability
Acute Sprain: Richie OTC
Chronic Ankle Instability: Standard Richie Brace
Degenerative Arthritis of Foot or Ankle
Restricted Hinged Pivot Brace
Tendinopathy of the Ankle
Richie Dynamic Assist
Richie Restrictive Hinge Pivot
* Dropfoot (also referred to as Foot Drop and Drop Foot)