Award-Winning Podiatrists In Merrillville, IN, For Custom Molded Foot & Ankle Braces

Foot & Ankle Braces

podiatrist for custom foot ankle bracesWeil Foot & Ankle Institute is the only practice that designs and fabricates its own custom-molded foot and ankle braces on site. In fact, we are now introducing a new product called the Bongiovanni brace, which is a hybrid design composed of pressure-sensitive materials that provide stability and shock absorption.

Creating A Custom-Molded Brace

Our board-certified podiatrist in Merrillville, IN, first evaluates your feet to determine the appropriate device. After a device is chosen and discussed with you, an impression is taken, which captures your foot and ankle’s anatomy. Proper casting technique captures the ankle joint at 90 degrees, combined with the subtalar and midtarsal joint in a neutral position.

A positive mold is then created. The mold is designed with corrections to help alleviate foot deformities. Corrections are performed by adding plaster to the positive molds to offload any pressure points or pathologic structures.

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

Stabilizing material is then vacuum pressed to maintain proper anatomic alignment (polypropylene is the most common used material). After custom vacuuming, the material is then handcrafted to the exact specifications of your needs.

Final assembly entails incorporating all the different layers into one device. A trim line is then created that will provide you with adequate shoe fit.

Brace Styles

CUSTOM AFO GAUNTLET

This device is fabricated with a thin polypropylene shell encompassed by a closure system that is composed of X-static on the interior and genuine calf-skin leather that is both soft and durable. This device comes in two colors, black and beige.

CARBON GRAPHITE AFO

This state-of-the-art technology is feather-light and durable. This device is indicated for drop-foot deformity. This device allows stabilizing forces, preventing foot drop deformity. Its thin design allows an easy shoe fit.

BONGIOVANNI BRACE

This device is a hybrid that provides a perfect balance between control and shock absorption. These materials actually mold to the contour of your feet. This device has a revolutionary fabrication process that entails building a brace around a soft polyurethane footbed system. This footbed system is a revolutionary material imported from Nora in Germany to provide advanced and state of the art technologies.

The material is silver impregnated, preventing bacteria growth and providing proper foot hygiene. Nora Lunatec Combi is an innovative product development in composite sheets, where two materials are vulcanized together during the manufacturing process. This results in a guaranteed secure strength with any bonding.

Learn More About How Our Podiatrist In Merrillville, IN, & Custom Molded Braces Can Help You

Please call our podiatry office in Merrillville, IN, at 847-390-7666 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. Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute! You will see our Merrillville podiatrist offers 5-star podiatry care in Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter and Highland, IN.

Award-Winning Podiatrists & Foot
Doctors In Merrillville, Indiana (IN)
Award-Winning Podiatrists &
Foot Doctors In Merrillville, Indiana (IN)


  • "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 merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles regraft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "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 merrillville podiatrist
  • "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 merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles re-graft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "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 merrillville podiatrist
  • "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 merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles regraft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "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 merrillville podiatrist
*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 Merrillville, IN, podiatrist of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed podiatrist in Merrillville, IN, has helped over 200,000+ patients find relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain, and we can help you too! Our foot doctor 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.
With the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services in Merrillville, IN, we can help you return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute and you will see we offer 5-star podiatry care in Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter & Highland, IN.
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