This ankle support far exceeded my expectations! I was sceptical and expecting just a gimmicky bright coloured simple compression sleeve with a strap, and only purchased this ankle support based on blind faith in my physio and her recommendation.
Setting: return to sport and injury-prevention phase, following ankle dislocation on background of hypermobility/ligamentous laxity.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that this ankle support has been amazing in several ways:
- Best thing: It actually got rid of swelling and stiffness better than 20-30mmHg or "sports" compression socks.
- It resolved ankle soreness from training (jumping, landing, rebounding, twisting etc).
- It isn't a stirrup/rigid brace so it won't prevent inversion but it gives me enough proprioceptive feedback to make corrections in time.
- It pills a bit
- The bright colour can be distracting and draws attention to the support.