In the sport of basketball the ankle is one part of the body that suffers the most. Moving quickly down the court, changing directions at top speeds,
jumping, landing, and the occasional collision with other players means that the ankle is at risk for overextension and overuse. A twist of the ankle just a little
above its range of motion can cause a painful tear or rupture of the ankle ligaments. It is these ligaments that hold the ankle in place, so when a basketball player
experiences an ankle injury it usually keeps him or her out of the game.
Here are some ways that basketball players can sustain an ankle injury:
- Landing on the ankle the wrong way after jumping up for a rebound
- Stepping or landing on another basketball players' shoe
- Twisting the ankle while playing defense
- Colliding with another player during a layup
One way to help avoid these types of injuries is to make sure the ankle is properly supported and stabilized during practice and games. The DonJoy Velocity is the best ankle brace for basketball because it is uniquely designed to help improve performance, prevent injury and even provide relief from prior injury.
Best Ankle Brace for General Support During Basketball
If you are looking for the best ankle brace for general support and injury prevention while you play. Our brace coach recommends the Aircast A60 Ankle Support
or the DonJoy Stabilizing PRO Ankle Brace
. The Aircast A60 is a lighter brace that supports the weakest point of the ankle to prevent ankle sprains. It is easy to put on with a single strap and has a sleek design that is less bulky than the DonJoy Velocity. The DonJoy Stabilizing PRO is the best ankle support for basketball players looking for a durable, lace-up design that helps control inversion and eversion of the ankle. It comes without bulk and fits easily into a basketball shoe.