"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. 

The two most common conditions treated with various models of the Richie Brace® products are Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (also known as PTTD) and Drop Foot , (also known as Foot Drop).

Below are conditions and corresponding braces that are often prescribed:


Condition   Brace Suggestion




  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.

If you are a patient seeking medical evaluation for a Richie Brace® product, we can suggest a doctor for you who has experience with our braces. Please click here for more information.

Brace Options

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (Adult Acquired Flatfoot)
Standard Richie Brace
Medial Arch Suspenders
Richie Gauntlet

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

Richie Dynamic Assist Brace
Richie 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)