The ankle is the most commonly sprained joint in the human body. We use it every day without a second thought, but when it is injured, it can cause so much pain and inconvenience. Especially for athletes, it is important that they protect this vital joint if they want to continue participating in their chosen sport
One way to protect the joint is by using an ankle brace. The brace works by limiting the movement of the joint. This may seem counterintuitive, but restricting the mobility provides barriers for the ankle. This means that it is still flexible, but it can’t bend so far that it damages itself.
Our staff recommends both ankle and knee braces for athletes as all of the leg joints are interconnected and work together to support each other. For injury recovery, we definitely recommend ankle braces! If you have just injured your ankle, it is much more vulnerable to reinjury. Wearing an ankle brace can help you avoid more damage and recover faster.
Taking care of the joints in the leg is vitally important for athletes and nonathletes alike. Each one is connected to the other, so if one is damaged, the others will try to overcompensate for the lack of support. This can happen between legs as well! Limps are a great example of this as the weight of the body needs to be carried on a different support than the injured one. Taking care of the ankle will help the other joints be strong and healthy as well.
Physio Health allows you to regain mobility and confidence through ankle support!