A compression ankle sleeve provides mild to moderate ankle support without limiting foot and ankle mobility. They are designed more for comfort and ankle pain relief over protection for the ankle ligaments.
If you are needing light to moderate support to manage ankle swelling, or need a light brace for sports like basketball or running, then a compression ankle sleeve can help. Here are our recommendations to help prevent and treat common ankle injuries:
RECOMMENDED ANKLE SLEEVE PRODUCTS FOR SUPPORT
For lightweight, breathable comfort choose a knit or elastic-style ankle support sleeve; Improves swelling. Great for general support, arthritic ankles, a mild ankle sprain, and everyday activity.
For warmth and compression choose a neoprene ankle sleeve; Offers a low-profile fit that works in most shoe styles.
To reduce swelling choose a sleeve with gel inserts on the sides or if your favorite sport includes running or basketball then choose one with a gel heel on the bottom to stress from running and jumping.
Many elastic ankle sleeve styles come with adjustable straps that you can wrap around your ankle to help provide relief from twisting and roll-over movements.
Choose the best compression ankle sleeve for your condition according to the severity of your injury or according to the level of support you are needing for your type of activity.