Ultra Ankle is receiving much attention from pickleball players. We are receiving questions from those who are taking up the sport for the first time to the seasoned veteran, because pickleball can tear up ankles. Playing on a tacky surface with grippy shoes all that stress is placed on the ankle, and sometimes that stress is too much for the ankle to tolerate.

Pickleball is a unique sport and during normal play incredible stress is placed on your ankle joint. With explosive movements forward, backward, and side-to-side, everything depends on the ankle ligaments to hold your joint together. Often times, after repetitive use or over exertion, the stress on your ligaments can be too great, causing stretching or even tearing.

The most common ankle injury in pickleball involves the ankle excessively rolling inward, causing your ligaments on the outside of your ankle to be damaged. This is called an inversion ankle sprain. Once the ligament is stretched from excessively rolling inward, they stay stretched causing the ankle to become loose and sometimes unstable, making you more susceptible to suffering from yet another ankle injury. The only way to stop this cycle of ankle sprains is with a proper rehabilitation program and a functional ankle brace that allows you to have full range of motion and provides sufficient ankle support to help protect you from injuries.

The amount of mobility you need to play pickleball means you can’t wear an ankle brace that restricts your mobility. Our Ultra Zoom ankle brace has a hinged cuff design to help you move in all the natural ways while helping to prevent movements that might cause an ankle injury.

The Ultra Zoom is on in seconds, protects for hours, and lasts for years.

You’ll play better and play more, losing less time to injuries.