We’re big advocates of youth sports and promoting safe, healthy activities among today’s kids. We want your children to play better and play more, while losing less time to ankle injuries. Ultra Ankle wants your kids to “stay in the game.”

Many of our customers are parents interested in learning more about ankle braces for their child who are unsure where to start and share the same questions and concerns.

An Ultra Ankle brace may be the best solution for your child if they currently wear a different ankle brace but:

  • Still sprains or twists their ankle
  • Constantly cracks or breaks their ankle braces
  • Wears a lace-up ankle brace and wants to improve their performance
  • Experiences discomfort during activity

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If you’re new to ankle bracing and starting your research, we would recommend researching the following:

Why Ultra Ankle?

Unlike mass-produced “compression sleeves” or cheap lace-up braces, Ultra Ankle braces are professional-level ankle braces that use the latest advanced materials and designs. They have been thoroughly field-tested by collegiate and professional athletes to offer a level of support, performance, and durability you can’t get from over-the-counter ankle braces.

If your child is still injuring their ankles while wearing tape or an ankle brace, they are most likely not receiving the proper support and need something they can rely on to help keep ankle injuries at bay. In most cases, wearing a fabric wrap-around or tie-up support (lace up brace) will restrict the ankle’s natural range of motion, and, loses support rapidly. Our Ultra Zoom™ is a hinged ankle brace that allows you to move in all the natural ways and none of the bad ones. Your child will play better and play more, losing less time to ankle injuries.

Using a lace-up brace can help, but, keep in mind it will bind or tie-up your child’s ankle joint to restrict its natural range of motion. This will lessen the support and limit their ability to walk, run, or jump and it can hinder their performance. Just as you would never tie-up your knee to support that joint, you don’t bind up your child’s ankles either.

In many sports, it’s not about the strength of your child’s ankle or their ability to prevent ankle injuries themselves, it’s the environmental factors, such as jumping and landing on another player’s foot, that typically cause sprained ankles. For this reason, we recommend that anyone who plays a sport, such as volleyball and basketball where they do a significant amount of jumping in close proximity to other players, consider wearing preventative ankle braces. In football, lineman are highly exposed to ankle sprains because their ankles are often stepped or landed on. This can result in the more severe high ankle sprains. For other sports, ankle braces are typically worn after an injury has been sustained to help prevent further injuries and additional damage to the ankle ligaments. We often recommend wearing our premium ankle braces before injuries occur, keeping players in the game and off the sidelines and crutches.

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