Every sport places stress and pressure on your ankles. Quick stops, jumping, and cutting movements can cause injuries to the ligaments that support your ankle or result in injury to the cartilage-covered surfaces of joints in your foot and ankle. That's why having the right sports ankle support can help protect your ankle and keep you in the game.
If you have suffered a mild injury to your ankle while playing a sport or finally returning to your favorite activity after a lengthy sports recovery, then an ankle support sleeve for sports injuries can provide stability for the ligaments to prevent injuries in the future.
We have a wide selection of sports ankle braces for multi-sport protection. Here’s some recommendations:
If you have suffered a mild to moderate sprain and need full freedom of movement, then choose a knit product for ankle compression. Some include an additional figure 8 strap that will provide added support inside your shoe without limiting your flexibility.
If your injury is more severe, and you need a sports ankle support designed for moderate stability, then choose a brace with added strapping with a lace-up design for a custom fit. These sport ankle brace styles help prevent twisting movements and help protect your ankle from a rollover injury.
Finally, a sports ankle support brace with a shell design with or without added softgoods over the outside of the brace is going to offer the highest level of protection for your ankle. These offer extra support and are recommended for athletes that have injured the ankle repeatedly or are now returning to sports after having surgery or underwent a long sports recovery.
Need help find the best sports ankle support? Our brace experts and physical therapists can help you find the best ankle brace for sports injury protection or use our filters to help choose the right style for your needs.