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Had An Ankle Sprain in Sports - Prevent Fracture By Buying Best Ankle Brace

Updated on August 29, 2011

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A fracture of an ankle is caused by a painful ankle injury, which involves at least one of the three anklebones, namely tibia, fibula, and talus. Athletes who play sports where much force is exerted on the ankles are prone to ankle sprains, strains, and fractures. Sports that involve frequent ankle injuries are basketball, football, baseball, hockey, tennis, and running. Also, people playing some high contact sports like rugby and soccer are also prone to developing strain, sprain, and fracture of ankles. As ankle is a body part that is highly exposed to sprains and strains, successive sports injuries that are not healed on time can further convert into a broken ankle. As mentioned above, the ankle is composed of three bones that are responsible for joint movement and stability namely tibia, the largest bone of the lower leg that runs along the inside, fibula, the bone that runs along the outside, talus, the bone that is responsible for joining the leg and foot and is least likely to break or get injured, so the most common type of ankle fracture occurs in the tibia and fibula.

Besides occurring in sports injuries, ankle sprains and fractures can also occur in overweight people who are prone to these types of injuries. Increased upper body weight in obese people puts maximum pressure on the ankle and bones of lower legs while walking, running, and climbing stairs causing ankle sprains/strains or severe ankle fractures. A broken ankle is extremely painful as the first symptom is a strong condition accompanied by instant pain, swelling, bruising, and inability to support the foot.

Now after an initial sprain/strain, most athletes and sportsmen are advised to use ankle braces to prevent the ankle from moving and for this reason, there arises a need to find out and buy ankle brace to prevent ankle fracture in the future. Also, it must be noted that most sports injury clinics recommend amateur athletes to buy braces irrespective to they have had injuries or not because they are not so trained yet and injuries are more likely to occur in them.

Active ankle volt brace - bestbuy
Active ankle volt brace - bestbuy

There are several types of ankle braces available in the market but finding the best brace to prevent fracture can be difficult sometimes. For this reason, manufacturers of orthopedic appliances have produced ankle braces for different types of sports. It must also be noted that an ankle brace for basketball is different than an ankle brace for volleyball. For example, Futuro sport deluxe ankle stabilizer available on is not recommended for basketball players, as it is not able to provide lateral bracing to prevent ankle sprains while playing basketball whereas the ColdOne ankle brace also available on Amazon is best for basketball players. Active ankle volt ankle brace is the best ankle brace for football and soccer players. It allows a good range of motion for soccer players and is an edge over AirCast AirSport ankle brace, which comes with a huge discount but no value for money. So least but not last, I would say that if you have had an ankle sprain or strain in any type of sports and want to prevent fracture and help yourself, you must buy the best ankle brace for yourself.

Also, you can compare thousands of reviews on ankle braces on Amazon and other online shopping portals and decide whether to buy a brace or not but it is highly recommended to search for a brace related to your sports otherwise your purchase will be a waste of money. If you are not satisfied with these reviews and would not like to order a brace online according to your size and comfort than you can order a brace from orthopedic brace companies like:

Smith-Nephew Bracing And Support Systems

Bledsoe Brace Systems

Dynasplint Systems, Inc.

Orthomerica Products, Inc.

Pro Orthopedic Devices, Inc.

Allsport Dynamics, Inc.

Supports and Braces, Inc.

Ordering a brace online from these companies is very easy plus these companies provide a variety of other services like overnight delivery, product comparisons, fitting guides, hot and cold therapy braces, user reviews, and guarantee details, so go ahead and buy best ankle brace online.

Sports magnetic ankle brace
Sports magnetic ankle brace
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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Definitely sportandhealth. Use of over the counter ankle braces is helpful in preventing many injuries to ankles.

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      sportandhealth 6 years ago

      Very interesting article as when i get injured it always tends to be my ankles. So i am going to look into this ankle brace.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for expressing your views on use of orthopedic braces.

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      Best Exercise DVD 7 years ago

      Braces are good and sometimes needed. If you are in shape and have really good muscle tone and strength, you should not need a brace for support. Now I understand sometimes injuries happen and a brace is needed. But, if you are strong and in shape it will cut the injuries down quite a bit.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes the Futuro braces work great for football players but not for basketball players. Thanks for sharing your experience with that product.

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      Chip 7 years ago from Cold Mountain

      I referee high school football and have worn the Futuro product for several years along with hi-top shoes. About half my games are on artificial turf, so the extra support is really good.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes it is commonly known as an ASO and its meaning is ankle stabilizing orthosis for ankle support. Yes, I agree it is best for tennis players. Checked out Andy Roddick wearing this on google images. Thanks ocbill for the short review of ASO.

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      ocbill 7 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      I use the one that Andy Roddick uses called ASO. it is excellent, light and no skin irritation. I can now play in low top shows again. It is considered the best from a large majority of tennis players.