Ankle Braces

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by zorg, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. zorg

    zorg Professional

    Mar 21, 2005
    I sorta sprained my ankle today, so I want to put on the ASO Ankle Brace for a little support. But before I buy it, I want to ask a question. Does it have a stiff piece of plastic or something to make sure that you don't turn on your ankle?
  2. Freedom

    Freedom Professional

    Jan 1, 2006
    If you sprained your ankle, I would think you should let it heal before you go playing. I think ankle braces are preventetive, not for healing while playing...
  3. Jonnyf

    Jonnyf Legend

    Feb 28, 2005
    Scotland ;-)
    No it doesn't have a plastic bit but the fastening method more than makes up for it.
  4. travlerajm

    travlerajm Hall of Fame

    Mar 14, 2006
    I'd recommend the Air Stirrup by AirCast. It has the hard plastic strips on the sides that go all the way down to the sole. It gives a lot more support than any of the ankle braces that can be found at a regular sporting goods store. The AirCast is sold only at specialty medical supplies stores. Also, I think they are also the most comfortable as well. Only negative is it's a little pricier ($50), but it's definitely worth it - it's impossible to sprain when you're wearing it.
  5. tonysk83

    tonysk83 Semi-Pro

    Sep 5, 2005
    How bad did you sprain it? I use the mcdavid braces, just because they were cheaper then the ASO and are basically the same thing, atleast that is what my school trainer said. You don't really need the inserts, if they are tightly laced, youll get tons of support. They take like 2 or 3 days of use to get used to them. I had some bad blisters after the first few days.

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