Best Ankle Braces For Running

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

Uneven surfaces and fatigue carry with them the risk of injury. Some runners also suffer from unstable ligaments and tendons. Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or ankle support can minimise your chances of a running ankle injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression. Some of the most common forms of injury while running include runner’s knee, ACL and MCL tears, tendinitis and stress fractures.

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. Medical compression socks might also be used to aid in your recovery. Protect your joints so you can enjoy your next marathon, 10k, 5k, bushwalk or trail run.

 

HOW TO TREAT A RUNNING ANKLE INJURY

    We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common running injuries. They may recommend the following treatments.
  • 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.
  • Runner’s Knee. This is the common name for patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is often due to abnormal mechanics caused by problems close to the knee, forcing the patella to bump against the femoral groove. We recommend speaking with a running specific physiotherapist, they will usually review your running form as well tissue and musculature.
Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.

    BEST ANKLE BRACES FOR RUNNERS


    Sports Ankle Support

    Unparalleled comfort, breathability and durability. Protect your ankle from sprains and twists while maintaining peak performance.

    $109.95

    Improve your endurance and reduce the risk of sprains while running and playing sports 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 S Open Heel

    An ankle support for improved contact with the ground and a more secure ankle joint.

    $129.95

    Experience improved ground contact and superior protection and support with the MalleoTrain S Open Heel Brace. Great for enjoying activities like dancing, yoga, or martial arts. No matter what activity you do, the MalleoTrain S Open Heel brace will guide and support your foot.

    • Reduced pressure at the edges prevents constriction.
    • Three-dimensional active knit ensures a perfect fit.
    • Cut-out for better ground contact.
    • 3-level strap system - works like a functional tape bandage, stabilizes the ankle‘s planes of movement, counteracts supination, binds the midfoot with the distal lower leg with a vertical figure of eight.
    • Breathable active knit gentle on the skin and extremely comfortable to wear.
    • Reduced pressure at the edges prevents constriction.

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

    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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    CAN I RUN WITH AN ANKLE BRACE?



    Runners are commonly subjected to a number of ankle injuries, often due to overuse. Ankle braces can be worn to increase ankle support after an injury or as a preventative measure against injury. Depending on your recovery and athletic goals, there are several types of ankle braces you can use.