Best Ankle Braces For Netball

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

Constant running, jump landings and fatigue from netball can increase your risk of injury. Some netballers also suffer from unstable ligaments and tendons that support the ankle. Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or ankle support can reduce your chances of injury through enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression.

Some of the most common forms of injury when playing netball include ligament tears and sprains, achilles tendonitis and inflammation. Bauerfeind ankle braces help to promote blood flow with the use of medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces.

A particularly effective ankle brace for netball includes the MalleoTrain S ankle brace as an alternative to strapping. This added support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to run down a court or score your next goal.

 

HOW TO TREAT COMMON ANKLE INJURIES FROM NETBALL

  • 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.

The Best Ankle Braces For Netball


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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SPORTS ANKLE SUPPORT DYNAMIC

Effective sports support for the ankle to counteract overloading complaints.

$79.95

Feel the effect of lunges and squats on your legs and glutes - not your ankles. Train smarter with effective protection against excessive strain with the Sports Ankle Support Dynamic.

Designed for use during sporting activity, the extremely light and hard-wearing Sports Ankle Support Dynamic supports your ankle during your daily training, protecting against unpleasant overloading.

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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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SHOULD I WEAR AN ANKLE BRACE WHEN PLAYING NETBALL?


One of the most common injuries in netball are ankle injuries. Risk factors include having a previous ankle injury, landing on another player’s foot, incorrect footwear and poor proprioception. An ankle brace can help to provide external support to help decrease the risk of injury and provide protection.