Your Ankles Always Hurt – Tips to Beat Chronic Ankle Instability

You can fight through nagging quad aches or shoulder discomfort, but chronic foot and ankle pain can throw a wrench into your whole routine.

Your feet and ankles are your tools to get you from one point to another. You’re constantly on your feet, whether you’re walking around the office or running on a track. Your feet and ankles are the foundation to your daily activities.

Your feet and ankles are tough; they can hold a great deal of weight and handle various movement. But when overworked, over trained or neglected, they’ll begin to hurt. If left ignored, you’ll begin to deal with chronic ankle instabilities. Continue reading →

Never Tape Again: DonJoy Performance Launches POD, Revolutionary Ankle Support for Athletes

Pod Ankle for Soccer
No more taping to protect your ankle. Choose ankle bracing that prevents your ankle from rolling over tape. Taping is inefficient, time consuming, and wasteful. Today, DonJoy Performance releases a new “Protection On Demand” ankle brace that features patent-pending technology to prevent ankle rolls and sprains without limiting range of motion:  POD Ankle Brace.

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Aircast Airsport Helps Prevent Ankle Sprains During Sports

A few days ago we posted about chronic ankle instability. When someone has chronic ankle instability, it means that he or she is constantly at risk for re-injuring their ankle. Certain sports make you more prone to ankle sprains and injuries, which is why wearing an ankle brace is important. The Aircast Airsport is recommended to help prevent ankle sprains during sports. Watch the video below to see how this brace protects your ankle and how easy this ankle brace is to use.

Learn more about how the Aircast Airsport guards against rollovers and ankle injuries.

Three types of ankle braces

Ankle Braces
Ankle Braces

Depending on the severity of your ankle injury there are 3 types of ankle braces available to you.  In fact, over the course of your rehabilitation you may find it time to move from one of our maximum support braces to a mild or moderate support brace.  Don’t forget, if you’ve previously suffered from an ankle sprain wearing an ankle brace is one of the best ways to prevent future ankle injuries.

Maximum Support Ankle Braces…helps immobilize the ankle and provides compression to reduce swelling.  Designed to treat the most severe ankle sprains, also known as third degree ankle sprains, and injuries.

Moderate Support Ankle Braces…if you are prone to ankle sprains, these ankle braces are great for you because they provide extra stability during sports and activities. Can also be worn while recovering from a second degree ankle sprain when walking is difficult.

Mild Support Ankle Braces…ideal for mild, first degree ankle sprains because they provide a light amount of support during daily activities like walking.

What ankle brace do I need for first, second, or third degree ankle sprains?

Aircast Ankle Brace for Sprain
Aircast Ankle Brace for Sprain

Chances are if you’re suffering from an ankle sprain, you’re trying to figure out what ankle brace is right for the type of ankle pain you are dealing with.  We recommend that you begin your search with the Aircast line of ankle braces.  Aircast is an ankle brace provider medical professionals rely on.  From there if you’re not sure how much stability you need, check out this article on Aircast ankle braces for sprains to see what brace is appropriate for first, second, and third degree ankle sprains.