Industry-Leading Chicago Podiatrists For Custom Molded Foot & Ankle Braces

chicago podiatrist for custom foot ankle bracesAs industry leaders, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute is proud to be the only podiatry practice that designs and fabricates its own custom-molded foot and ankle braces on site. Our latest product, the Bongiovanni brace, is a hybrid design made of pressure-sensitive materials that absorb shock and stabilize the foot or ankle.

CREATING A CUSTOM-MOLDED BRACE

The first step in creating a custom-molded brace, is an evaluation by one of our board-certified Chicago podiatrists, which will determine the device necessary for your condition. Upon approval from the patient, an impression of the patient’s foot is taken in order to create a brace that’s perfect for their specific needs. Using an advanced casting technique, the ankle joint is held at a 90 degree angle, while the subtalar and midtarsal joint remain in a neutral position.

The next step includes making a positive mold of the foot that’s designed to help alleviate foot deformities. The positive mold contains corrections, which consist of plaster and help to offload any pressure points or pathologic structures.

The closure system is then created using a pattern of the positive mold. Weil Foot & Ankle Institute uses a state-of-the-art interior closure system, using an X-static material that prevents perspiration and is anti-microbial.

With a focus on maintaining the proper anatomic alignment, the stabilizing material is then vacuum pressed and hand-crafted to the exact specifications of the patient’s needs.

The final step includes assembling the layers into one device with a trim line that allows room for a shoe to fit comfortably and correctly.

FOOT & ANKLE BRACE STYLES

CUSTOM AFO GAUNTLET

Available in two colors, black and beige, this brace is made using a thin polypropylene shell encompassed by a closure system. The closure system is composed of X-static material on the interior and soft, yet durable, calf-skin leather on the exterior.

CARBON GRAPHITE AFO

Used primarily as support for those with foot drop, this cutting-edge brace is not only light but also durable. Stabilizing forces are used to prevent foot drop deformity, and the thin design allows for an easy shoe fit.

BONGIOVANNI BRACE

Using a revolutionary fabrication process, this brace molds to the contour of the foot and provides both stabilizing control and shock absorption. The device is built around a soft polyurethane footbed system, made of groundbreaking material imported from Nora, Germany.

This material contains silver, which prevents bacteria growth and helps with proper foot hygiene. It’s also made using Nora Lunatec Combi, which is an innovative product developed using composite sheets that are “vulcanized” during the manufacturing process for secure strength with any bonding.

Over 200,000 Happy Feet Have Found Relief At Weil Foot & Ankle Institute

Please call our office at (847) 390-7666 for more information or if you have any additional questions about our custom-molded braces, and we will be happy to provide you with all the information that you may need.

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  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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The Chicago, IL, podiatrists of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed Chicago podiatrists have helped over 200,000+ patients find relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain, and we can help you too! Our Chicago podiatrists and Chicago foot doctors can help treat all foot and ankle conditions, including, bunions, claw toe, corns, calluses, foot pain, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, neuromas, toenail fungus and sports related foot and ankle injuries.
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