For most of the athletes we work with at Ultra Ankle, their ankle injuries are a result of coming into contact with another player from a collision or jumping. That’s not the case for most tennis players who use our braces, though.
That’s because tennis 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 tearing.
The most common ankle injury in tennis 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 support to help protect you from injuries.
The amount of mobility you need to play tennis means you can’t wear an ankle brace that restricts your performance. 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 injury.
The Ultra Zoom is on in seconds, protects for hours, and lasts for years.