Best Ankle Braces For Dancing

HOW AM I ABLE TO PREVENT OR AVOID AN ANKLE INJURY WHEN I DANCE?

Dancers can perform hundreds of jumps in a single dance class, so it’s no surprise that ankle pain is a common problem. Many dancers assume pain and sometimes injury are part of the process, but ankle problems are neither inevitable nor untreatable. Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or ankle support can minimise your risk of developing a dancing injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and moisture-wicking medical-grade compression.

Some of the most common forms of ankle injury for dancers include Achilles tendinitis, ankle sprains, shin splints and heel spurs. A particularly popular ankle brace amongst dancers is the MalleoTrain S Open Heel support due to the ground contact. This added support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to jump, axel, pirouette and perform.

 

HOW TO TREAT A DANCING RELATED ANKLE INJURY

We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common cricket injuries. They may recommend the following treatments.
  • Strains or Sprains. Many strains and sprains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery as well. If the strain is more severe it may require surgery.
  • Shin Splints. If it’s bone related consult a doctor. If it’s muscle related run your shins and calves over a foam roller for several minutes several times a day to help loosen the fascia.
  • Stress Fractures. Consult a sports medicin doctor X-rays. Recommended treatments include rest, anti-inflammatory medication, stretching, and muscle strengthening exercise. Stress fractures take about six weeks to heal.
  • Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.

 “MY 12 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER HAD A STRAIN TO HER ACHILLES TENDON. SHE’S AN ACTIVE BALLET STUDENT WHO DOES OVER 15 HOURS A WEEK. WITH A LITTLE REST AND BY WEARING HER BAUERFEIND ANKLE BRACE FOR A WEEK OR SO, SHE IS NOW BACK TO HER BALLET.”

– Stuart Broad

The Best Ankle Braces For Dancing


MalleoTrain Ankle Support

An ankle brace for treatment of a sore ankle following injury, surgery or due to arthritis.

$129.95

The MalleoTrain ankle brace employs scientifically targeted support to reinforce the stability and strength of your ankle joint. It delivers medical grade compression to improve your circulation which fastens the healing process. Two soft pads are integrated on each side which become active as you move by massaging the ankle joint to reduce swelling.

  • 3D Airknit technology provides moisture-wicking, breathable comfort
  • Compression reduced edges divert pressure at ends
  • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement

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MALLEOTRAIN S ANKLE SUPPORT

An active ankle support for greater stability and security during physical activity.

$119.95

Thanks to its individually adjustable strap system, the MalleoTrain S acts like a functional tape bandage. The strap is fastened around the foot in a figure-of-eight pattern, connecting the mid and hind foot with the lower leg to support your ankle in all directions.

  • 3D Airknit design for moisture-wicking, breathable comfort
  • Ideal to wear during sports
  • Gradient compression engineering for a faster healing process

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ACHILLOTRAIN ANKLE SUPPORT

Active achilles ankle support with an integrated heel cushion to brace and provide pain relief of the Achilles tendon.

$169.95

The ankle brace provides a threefold therapeutic effect: it relieves Achilles tendon pain, distributes pressure evenly to reduce impact, and produces a soothing massage effect that helps prevent fluid build-up.

  • Pressure-reduced edges – Ensures a comfortable fit without constricting movement, bunching or slipping. Improves circulation.
  • Three-dimensional Train active knit – For a perfect fit.
  • Contoured insert – Running along the Achilles tendon, the pad distributes the pressure uniformly.
  • High elasticity – Makes the support easy to put on and take off.
  • Stretchy knit material – Breathable and comfortable fabric is machine-washable in the gentle cycle, which helps maintain its elasticity and original fit.

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AchilloTrain Pro ANKLE SUPPORT

A premium brace that provides a supportive massaging effect to soothe chronic pain, irritation and inflammation of the achilles tendon.

$169.95

The AchilloTrain Pro Achilles support combines the best in German medical engineering and medical-grade compression to provide you with added stability and pain relief of the Achilles tendon.

This ankle support features a unique wing shaped pad which massages your muscles and tendon every time you move, helping to reduce inflammation and pain.

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DOES DANCING CAUSE ANKLE PAIN AND INJURY?

Dancing involves twisting motions and sudden direction changes, both of which can be hard on your ankle. Overstrain and repetitive twisting of the ankle can lead to pain and injury.