Volleyball is a dynamic sport that requires quick lateral movements, jumping, and rapid changes in direction. These actions place significant stress on the lower extremities, particularly the ankles. As a result, ankle sprains are the most common acute injuries seen in volleyball athletes, accounting for about 40% of all volleyball related injuries. They occur most commonly at the net when an opposing player lands onto another player’s foot. Recurrent ankle sprains are extremely common within 6 month of the initial injury, primarily due to inadequate rehabilitation, and, lack of ankle protection against future injury. 

The majority of ankle injuries in volleyball are sprains, specifically lateral ankle sprains. These occur when the foot rolls inward, stretching or tearing the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. High ankle sprains and fractures are less common but can occur, particularly in more severe cases. No amount of ankle strength training or conditioning can protect players from an injury in these high-performance conditions.

As the popularity of volleyball continues to grow, so do the number of young athletes looking forward to having long careers playing for their school and club throughout high school and into college. Don’t let a split-second ankle injury end your season or your chance at a scholarship. Invest in ankle protection that will never limit your performance.

Our Ultra Zoom is the best ankle brace in volleyball because with its hinged-cuff technology it not only helps to prevent lateral or “low” ankle sprains, but it also helps to prevent high-ankle sprains. It is also extremely comfortable and supportive as it uses your body heat to form to you. It allows you to move in all the natural ways and helps to restrict any excessive movement that may result in an ankle sprain. You’ll play better and play more, losing less time to injuries.

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