Preventing ankle injury or aiding in the fast and proper healing of a damaged ankle joint is as easy as investing in the right ankle support brace. These provide the right amount of support, stability, and compression to facilitate the optimal rehabilitation of a damaged ankle joint. Here are the ten best choices for ankle braces in 2017.
10. ZAMST 470301 A1-S Right Ankle Brace
The ZAMST 470301 right ankle brace is suitable for a preventative application or for supportive purposes. It is a shortcut brace that supports and stabilizes the ankle joint after a mild sprain/strain. The ankle brace provides lateral and medial ankle support using its internal Exo-Grid technology which consists of removable dual-stabilizing stays. The brace also allows for adjustable, more personalized compression and a more individualized fit thanks to its i-Fit technology that comprises of an F-8 strap with multiple Velcro fasteners.
The brace also comes with a-Fit technology that facilitates an anatomically precise fit and support around both the left and right ankle. Furthermore, its i-Fit technology makes it possible to wear the brace without removing the shoe. It is easy to wear thanks to its quickly accessible rear-foot entry.
9. Zamst FA-1 Ankle Brace
The compact FA-1 ankle brace from Zamst differs from the conventional ankle braces in its ultra-adjustable compression settings. Its unique 2-in-1 compressive ankle support system allows you to set personalized levels of compression that you may not achieve with regular ankle braces. Its construction features a tough but lightweight and ultra-thin Flyweight fabric that allows you to comfortably wear a shoe over the ankle brace.
The ankle brace is designed using Heel Lock and Grip Tech technology that prevents it from migrating up the foot when worn and enhances stabilization and heel support. i-Fit technology provides an open panel design that facilitates easy and comfortable wearing with adjustable compression levels. It is ideal for both preventative and supportive purposes in case of ankle sprains and strains.
8. Actervate Ankle Brace
The fully adjustable Actervate ankle brace is a lightweight brace made from highly breathable neoprene material. It is ideal for providing support to sore, sprained, strained, weak and even arthritic ankles. The brace is designed to support, stabilize and provide warmth and sufficient compression to the surrounding soft tissues and bones.
Neoprene is tough and flexible, and as such, it conforms to the contours of the foot and limits excessive movement that may aggravate the injury. It uses an elaborate Velcro strapping system for easy and efficient fastening to provide sufficient support to the ankle region. The material is also comfortable, durable and easily washable.
7. Venom Neoprene Lace Up Support
The Venom ankle brace with lace up support is a lightweight support sleeve that is designed to optimize the rehabilitation process using targeted compression on the injured area and providing support to the surrounding tendons. The support sleeve is made from the lightweight, flexible and highly breathable neoprene material. This ventilated build allows for comfortable wearing without itching and excessive odors.
The ankle brace provides ample support to the ankle and the foot using its contoured arch design without inhibiting daily athletic activities and normal movement. In addition to the design, the support sleeve also features fully adjustable double straps complete with side stabilizers for added support and stability. It can comfortably be worn with shoes without feeling too bulky.
6. McDavid 195 Level 3 Max Protection Ankle Brace with Straps
This lightweight ankle support brace is designed to simulate the precise support provided when using athletic tape. It can be used on either the left or right ankle as a suitable and more durable substitute to expensive ankle tape. Two adjustable figure 6 stirrup straps allow you to tweak the fit of the ankle support sleeve even without removing your shoe. They replicate the support offered by athletic tape and steel stays without the added bulkiness.
Other handy features of the strapped ankle brace include a ventilated tongue that prevents itchiness and odors, a comfortable padded lining with an elastic heel and arch support. It is capable of offering a level three protection and rehabilitation to sprained, strained, arthritic, weak or injured ankles.
5. Adjustable Compression Ankle Brace by Positive Energy Sport
This ankle brace by PES features a one-size-fits-all design for feet arch circumferences of up to 11.5 inches. It’s fully adjustable design allows for individualized levels of compression and enables the wearer to attain a firm, individualized fit. Tough Velcro straps facilitate secure fastening and prevent the migration of the support sleeve.
The ankle brace provides stability to a weak and injured ankle and limits movement that may aggravate the injury. Nevertheless, it does not inhibit athletic and physical recreational activity. Its premium neoprene construction ensures that the ankle support sleeve is breathable, flexible, comfortable and able to keep the joint and surrounding musculature warm. It is ideal for providing pain relief using targeted compression.
4. Zamst A2-DX Ankle Brace
The A2-DX ankle support brace is known to provide the strongest ankle support for various degrees of ankle sprains. Constructed with both i-Fit and a-Fit technology, the A2-DX is capable of providing an anatomically accurate fit for both left and right ankles. It utilizes Exo-Grid Xternal technology which comprises of a dual exterior molded structure that provides support.
It is also fitted with Grip Tech to prevent the migration of the support brace. The Xternal external support grid works together with an anchor strap to prevent sprains in the high ankle region. X-Strap stabilizers work together with the anti-migration Grip Tech underneath the foot to prevent the sleeve from moving forward during vigorous activity. The ankle support brace is ideal for preventing, lateral, medial and high-ankle sprains.
3. Laced Ankle Brace for Flexible Support
This bilateral ankle brace can be worn on either the left or right ankle. The laced ankle brace comes with a stabilizing strap for added stability and support. The design also facilitates a more comfortable fit for sprained or strained ankle joints.
Made from the highly breathable neoprene material, the ankle support sleeve is itch-free and reduces odors significantly. The omission of a lateral plastic palette enhances the flexibility of the ankle brace without compromising on the quality of the support offered. Other useful features include anti-moisture material that helps to keep the joint cool and unisex compatibility.
2. Liomor Ankle Support Breathable Ankle Brace
Capable of fitting foot arch circumferences of up to 11.8 inches, the Liomor ankle support brace provides limitless support and stability to injured or weak ankle joints. Its ultra-strong support mechanism involves the use of crisscross support mechanism to stabilize the ankle joint and the surrounding tendons. Adjustable straps allow the wearer to meet individual compression requirements and a more personal fit regardless of foot diameter.
The highly elastic material used in the construction of the ankle brace ensures flexibility and an unrestricted range of motion. It also prevents itching and reduces odors. The open heel design features Velcro straps for easy fastening that does not loosen with repeated use.
1. Kunto Fitness Ankle Brace Compression Support Sleeve
The Kunto fitness brace for ankles offers pain relief from ankle sprains and arthritis among other conditions. It does this by applying even pressure over the ankle joint. It is ideal for active lifestyles as it does not limit performance or increase discomfort when worn during physical activities.
The ankle brace is constructed from a form-fitting material that offers the ideal levels of comfort, compression, and flexibility without compromising on mobility. The material is also itch-free and breathable. True-Fit technology ensures that the support sleeve is ideal for any ankle sizes without being too tight or too loose.