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Jaylon's Brace





Designed in 1996 by sports podiatrist Dr. Doug Richie, as an alternative to traditional ankle braces, the Richie Brace is an Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO) for patients with foot and ankle pathology including Drop Foot, Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction, Chronic Ankle Instability, Ankle and Subtalar Degenerative Joint Disease and many other ankle injuries including nerve injury in the lower leg. It was originally developed for those patients who have foot and ankle pathology and are not surgical candidates.


It is a prescription custom-made orthotic device that requires evaluation by your podiatric physician who after exam and lower extremity casting can determine the best brace design to control the problem and reduce symptoms. The lightweight construction and low-profile features of the Richie Brace allows better support of the ankle, better shoe fit, more freedom of movement and reduced pain from injury.


The Richie Brace was instrumental in helping Dallas Cowboy's linebacker Jaylon Smith recover from a nerve injury and "drop foot". The brace allowed him to have much more natural movement, rehab and recover more quickly. Once again performing at his best.



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Monday         9:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday         9:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday   Closed

Thursday       9:00am-5:00pm

Friday            Hospital Surgery                         1:00pm-4:00pm*

 

*Business Hours Only                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

              

 

 

Phone  219.769.3381
Fax  219.769.3880
420 East 86th Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410

 

 

Patient Care and COVID-19

Our absolute priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, community and our staff. We have and will continue to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in our communities and across the world. 

 

We will continue to follow the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and other local and national health agencies to support quality care and the safety of our patients. We are following social distancing guidelines regarding patient scheduling and have instituted appropriate precautions in our office. 

 

 

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