I purchased an ankle support to help with a painful Achilles tendon that I just could not get right. It worked a treat and by wearing support I achieved a full recovery. My recent purchase of an ankle support was for my 12-year old granddaughter who also had a strain to her Achilles tendon. She is an active ballet student who does over 15 hours dancing per week. Her ankle meant that she was not able to dance. With a little rest and by wearing the ankle brace for a week or so, she is now back to her ballet.