An ankle brace can be used for the treatment and prevention of ankle injuries. There are a variety of ankle injuries that require an ankle brace as part of the treatment process. Common injuries requiring a brace include a sprained/ twisted ankle. The common cause of an ankle injury is the rapid movement of weight from one foot to the other. Such movement is common in activities such as playing tennis and running.
Professional athletes, as well as the general public, use ankle braces. Athletes who are prone to ankle injuries use ankle braces as a preventative measure, so further injuries are not incurred.
Currently, there are a variety of ankle braces available in the market. The type of brace required is dependent upon a variety of factors, such as injury and severity.