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Reasons Foot Braces Are Vital If You Are Keen On Sport

What is an ankle brace exactly? A brace is also known as an "orthodontic" support. Braces are generally used to prevent injury as well as speed up the healing process and rehabilitation of ankle-based injuries. They are a lot more effective in injury prevention than using tape as tape can stretch and wear out over multiple uses.

Go to any sporting health store and you will probably find a huge variety of different brands of ankle braces available. There are many models of foot supports available and each caters to specific types of ankle injuries that you might encounter.

The ankle brace supports are great as they're not only light and do not limit your ankle movements, they are also extremely comfortable to wear - your foot just feels really snug in it. While some braces on the market are designed for light exercise and walking, others offer even better protection - good for people who have recovered from torn ligaments in their lower leg. Once a ligament has been ripped, even after surgery you'll never get the same amount of stability you once had with the ankle.

Whether you have weak ankles or rolled your ankle pretty badly in the past, it is highly recommended that you wear an ankle cast if you intend to get back into your favorite sport. It's quite affordable these days anyway and you can pick one up cheaply online (expect to fork out around $200 for a pair of maximum protection ASO ankle braces sports braces).

It's important to avoid further injury caused by wearing inappropriate ankle supports. You will need to pick one that fits you like a glove in order for it to be affective.

The right ankle cast will depend on what sort of injuries you've had in the past, and it might be a good idea to check with your orthodontist first as he or she will probably recommend the best protective solution for you. Remember that there different braces for different purposes, so there's no point in you getting one that does not fit your needs.


The only way to really select the right model is to go down to the shop and actually test each one out. You might be required to bring along a new pair of socks to put on before trying out the brace due to hygiene reasons.

A final word of caution: after you get your brace and put it on, give yourself a few days to get accustomed to it as initially it might feel a little uncomfortable. At the same time, go slow and don't over-exert yourself in your sporting activity until you get a feel for the amount of support you're going to get from the ankle brace.

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