Ankle Braces for Sports

Holly B. is an active professional in her late twenties who spends her free time playing recreational flag football and league basketball. She shares her experience with us as she explores the world of sports.

I was keeping time for an ultimate frisbee tournament this weekend and I was surprised at the poor quality ankle supports and make-shift taping people were using. Like any sport with lots of running and quick turns, ultimate frisbee players put a lot of strain on the ankles. A rolled ankle or slip in the mud can lead to ankle sprains and tenderness… which no athlete wants.

I found myself suggesting that these players check out some of the ankle braces available on BetterBraces.com. Here are some of the bestselling ankle braces:

DonJoy Velocity Ankle Brace – One of the best ankle braces on the market – provides maximum support and like-custom comfort.

Aircast Airsport Ankle Brace – Ideal for ankle protection during all types of physical activity.

Aircast A60 Ankle Brace (also available in white) – Protects your ankles at their weakest point to help prevent ankle rollovers and ankle sprains.

DonJoy Stabilizing Ankle Brace – A more consistent and effective alternative to ankle taping.

One of the most important things I suggest to people is to make sure you protect your joints during physical activity. I’ve personally witnessed so many unexpected injuries that might have been prevented with a bit of protection.

P.S. Always check with your doctor when treating injuries so they can determine the best solution for your situation.

Ankle Braces for Running

Holly B. is an active professional in her late twenties who spends her free time playing recreational flag football and league basketball. She shares her experience with us as she explores the world of sports.

One of the things I enjoy with my friends is participating in various athletic activities, from flag football to ultimate frisbee or even a simple weekly “boot camp” where we run and workout together. We recently started doing the Warrior Dash each Spring, which is a 5k run that involves obstacles along the course.

One of my friends Fiona has had previous ankle sprains and other injuries to her left foot. The course we were on last year was relatively flat, so she decided to do the 5k without her ankle brace. As luck would have it, she didn’t encounter any trouble while running. But she did jump off one of the obstacles and her ankle gave out as it hit the ground. Doh!

Her biggest regret after that incident was that she wasn’t wearing her ankle brace. She didn’t think the flat course would cause her any issues so she had decided to go without. I knew exactly how she felt because I did the same thing several months before when I didn’t wear my knee brace during flag football. One thing I realize now is that during any physical activity, you never know what you might encounter. You could step on uneven ground, slip over rocks or even just turn your leg in a way that causes unnatural movement. Any of these things can cause strain, sprains or ligament tears.

BetterBraces.com offers several running ankle braces that are ideal for protecting the ankles during physical activities. Fiona’s concern was probably that the ankle brace would feel restrictive or inhibit movement while she climbed the obstacles. These ankle braces are designed for maximum comfort and protection:

Aircast A60 Ankle Brace – stabilizes the ankle at its weakest point to help prevent ankle sprains and other injuries. It’s perfect for runners because it’s comfortable to wear even in your regular shoes.

Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace – helps support the arch of the foot and minimizes ankle strain and plantar fasciitis from physical activities.

DonJoy Double Strap Ankle Wrap – provides low profile and non-bulky ankle support, arch support and gentle compressive stabilization while running.

Check these ankle supports out today and keep your joints healthy while you have fun!

Aircast A60 Sports Ankle Brace Helps Prevent Ankle Rollovers

The Aircast A60 Ankle Brace is specifically designed to help prevent rollover injuries. It has stabilizers that protect your ankle on both sides. Ankle brace experts have determined that placing these stabilizers at a 60 degree angle is ideal in helping reduce the chances of ankle sprains.

Watch this video to learn more about how the Aircast A60 can help reduce your chances of rollover injuries during sports and other activities:

Top Three Aircast Ankle Braces

A couple days ago we posted about how Aircast ankle braces are the best braces available on the market. Here are the three most popular Aircast ankle braces to help prevent and support ankle injuries:

Aircast Air-Stirrup: This ankle brace paved the way to Aircast’s fame in the orthopedic industry. It’s designed to fit around the foot and ankle to give maximum support after ankle injuries. Each side of this brace is lined with unique aircells that give your ankle the compression it needs to reduce swelling and enhance circulation. The Aircast Air-Stirrup is especially good for ankle sprains or chronic ankle instability.

Aircast A60: This ankle brace provides top-notch support at the weakest point of the ankle. It includes stabilizers at each side of the ankle, which are molded at a 60 degree angle to best protect you against ankle sprains and rollovers. The Aircast A60 is also designed for maximum comfort, and is made from special lightweight material that stays cool and dry during use.

Aircast Airsport: This ankle brace is made for athletes who suffer from chronic ankle sprains. It utilizes the protective features of the Aircast Air-Stirrup and is wearable during sports and other activities. The Aircast Airsport has a unique “step-”in” design that makes it extremely fast and easy to put on, while still giving you the support that you need.

Tip: We often see our customers typing ankel braces instead of ankle braces! When searching for ankle support braces make sure you use the correct spelling so you can find the best products possible for your needs. icon smile Top Three Aircast Ankle Braces

Aircast A60 Ankle Brace – Great for Tennis!

Ankle injuries can occur quite frequently while playing tennis. A tennis player’s chances of rolling an ankle are very high, due to the side to side movement and sudden changes in direction while on the court.

Many professional tennis players wear ankle braces while playing. In fact, British tennis star Andy Murray wears an Aircast A60 ankle brace. Like many tennis players, he’s sprained his ankles multiple times and now wears a tennis ankle brace for prevention and added support.

The Aircast A60 is designed to provide support at the weakest point in the ankle. Each side of the brace is molded at a 60 degree angle to help guard against ankle sprains and rollovers. In addition the Aircast A60 ankle support is:

  • Easy to put on because of its single strap design
  • Breathable and lightweight because of its unique material, keeping your foot cool and dry
  • Anatomically designed for a sleek and comfortable fit
  • Great for sports – fits easily in your shoe

Get ready for your next tennis match with an Aircast A60 ankle brace and you can start preventing ankle injuries!