Ankle Braces & Support for Ankle Pain and Injuries
Ankle Braces & Support
Ankle injuries occur when the joint is twisted too far out of the normal position, resulting to strain and damage on the tissues in the area. The ankles are involved in virtually all aspects of movement, supporting the body’s weight when a person is running, jumping, pivoting or walking, so most injuries occur during sports activities. The severity depends on whether the affected ligaments were merely stretched, or partially or completely torn, or whether there is a fracture.
Various ankle braces have been designed to provide support, stabilization, and compression. Wearing ankle support not only prevents injury; it also helps a lot in managing pain and in hastening recovery.
Sports ankle braces are recommended for those who frequently engage in demanding activities that might overwork the ankles, such as in sports. They have sleek stabilizers on both sides of the ankle, positioned at a 60 degree angle to protect the ankles against sprains and rollovers. The fit could be easily adjusted. Some could even be worn inside modern sports footwear, such as those for tennis and football. They are typically made of breathable material and are quite comfortable.
Ankle sprain supports are designed to offer compression and stabilization to aid in recovery and manage pain. They usually feature an anatomic cuff design for complete coverage of the area, moldable foot plates and rigid sides to protect the ankles from impact. Anatomically designed hinges on both sides make unrestricted movement possible. Some can be fitted with cold compress.
Achilles Tendonitis braces are similar to those for sprained ankles, except that they also feature calf support. They are lightweight and comfortable. There are air cells under the foot arch, in addition to those at the back of the Achilles tendon to maintain compression and reduce swelling.