British tennis star Andrew Murray continues to wear an ankle brace, as he battles against ongoing problems with his sprained ankle. Murray has used Aircast Ankle Braces for several years to prevent a recurrence of his previously sprained ankle.
Other tennis stars, including Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt, continue to wear the Aircast AirSport™ Ankle Brace as a method of injury prevention. Research suggests that ankle braces reduce the incidence of ankle injury, so the tennis pros are using a sensible approach.
Sports ankle braces, such as the Aircast A60™ and the Aircast AirSport™, provide stabilisation and support for athletes who have suffered a sprained ankle. They can also be used to help prevent ankle sprains as research in soccer and basketball has shown that ankle injuries are reduced when players wear sports ankle braces.
Once ligaments have been damaged during a sprain there is always a slight weakness and an increased tendency to turn the ankle in future. A sports ankle brace provides physical restraint and psychological re-assurance, to help the athlete to return to activity more rapidly.
Many elite athletes such as tennis pros and professional and college basketball players use the Aircast A60™ and Aircast AirSport™ ankle brace, to both give some re-assurance to previously injured ankles, as well as helping to prevent future ankle sprains.
Recreational athletes of all sports can also benefit from using them, after all, who can afford to be on crutches for several days with a severe ankle sprain?
A sports ankle brace can be used during rehabilitation following ankle injury and for the prevention of ankle sprains. A sports ankle brace provides greater freedom of movement than the conventional ankle brace, making it ideal for use during sporting activities.
Whatever your skill level, the approach used by the Wimbledon pros is the most sensible. Whether you play tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball, netball or are involved in cheerleading or dance, a sports ankle brace is appropriate to help you prevent ankle injury and keep you in your game.
The Aircast A60™ has been created with athletes in mind; it features a lightweight, breathable, minimal bulk design and protects both sides of the ankle. Its sleek design has already made it very popular with professional athletes. Choose the Aircast A60™ ankle brace for great support combined with a sleek minimalist design.
The Aircast AirSport™ ankle brace is slightly more restrictive that the A60 and incorporates the clinically proven Aircast AirStirrup™ ankle brace features, such as a semi-rigid shell and inflatable 'aircells', to provide comfort and support. Choose the Aircast AirSport™ for maximum unrivalled ankle support.