Best Ankle Braces For Hiking

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

Walking on uneven surfaces such as old dirt trails can increase your risk of injury. Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or ankle support such as the MalleoTrain whilst hiking can minimise your chances of injury by enhancing stability, proprioception and providing medical-grade compression. Some common forms of ankle injuries when hiking include ligament tears and sprains, Achilles Tendonitis and inflammation. A Bauerfeind ankle brace and support will help to promote blood flow when hiking with the use of medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces. Protect your joints so you can better enjoy your next bushwalk, national park or nature trail hike.

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HOW TO TREAT A HIKING ANKLE INJURY

  • Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery however prevention is always better than cure.
  • Ligament Tearing. Ligament tears generally always require surgery. A torn ligament rebuild uses a graft of tissue, as the ligament will not typically heal properly otherwise. Surgery is minimally invasive, however it can take time for the tear to heal.
  • Achilles Tendonitis. Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis such as pain and swelling above the heel often occurs in people whom have hiked for prolonged periods due to constant loading on the ankle. Adequate rest and non-surgical treatments can usually relieve these symptoms.

BEST ANKLE BRACES FOR HIKING

Sports Ankle Support

Unparalleled comfort, breathability and durability. Protect your ankle from sprains and twists while hiking.

$109.95

Improve your endurance and reduce the risk of sprains while running up and down the court with the stabilising Sports Ankle Support.

The extremely lightweight and hard-wearing Sports Ankle Support features an innovative taping strap, which supports the ligaments and protects your ankle against sprains, hyper-extension, and twisting.

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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.
  • Heel wedge cushion - Sits under the heel for added pain relief.
  • Universal - Same version can be used for both the right and left foot.

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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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HOW TO PREVENT AN ANKLE SPRAIN WHEN HIKING?


Hiking has a high rates of ankle injuries, so it is beneficial to invest in a good brace that can prevent rolling. Research found that when walkers wore a stabilising ankle brace, they were 68% less likely to become injured than those who did not.