Ankle Support Sleeve
Futuro Comfort Lift – Large
The Futuro Comfort Lift Ankle Support sleeve has dual tension elastic and a figure 8 wrap configuration offer the highest degree of support and comfort at the point of articulation. The sleeve may be worn comfortably with or without shoes. The sleeve is a soft, absorbent cotton/rayon blend that is beige colored.
Body Part: Ankle
Fit Range: Large fits: 15″ to 17.5″
Product Type: Sleeve
Product Use: General Support, Low impact activities
Size Available: Large
Support Level: Mild
Where to Measure: Measure around the heel and the instep.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the types of ankle bracing?
Braces generally come in two types, though small variations exist between various manufacturers. A healthcare professional would advise the ideal brace. One type of ankle braces is nonrigid and resembles a thick canvas or nylon lace-up sock or ankle support sleeve. Some nonrigid braces are also made of neoprene. The nonrigid ankle support sleeve style provides compression to the ankle, may help in injury prevention, and provides stability. The other type of ankle brace is the semirigid type. Its construction is similar to the nonrigid type but with the added feature of molded plastic struts or air cushions.
These braces provide more stability and are often used during the rehabilitation following ankle injury. Most nonrigid and semirigid braces also use fabric straps to simulate heel locks. These are usually on the outside of the brace and fastened with Velcro. A common concern is that prolonged taping or bracing of the ankle may result in weak ankles that are more prone to injury, hence it is important to follow the instructions of usage from a healthcare professional.
What is the difference between ankle taping and bracing?
The concept of ankle bracing evolved from ankle taping.
Braces are presently being used instead of traditional taping by many athletes at all levels of competition. Ankle braces are self-applied, reusable, and re-adjustable. In the long run, braces are likely more cost-effective than taping. Disadvantages of bracing ankle support sleeves include the fact that many athletes feel less comfortable or stable when wearing braces than they do when the ankle is taped. Braces and ankle support sleeves also may tear and require replacement.
Another disadvantage to ankle taping is you can’t self-apply it, hence you can’t remove and reapply when it causes discomfort. Taping may also cause skin inflammation and sores.
Some athletes find ankle tape and ankle support sleeves more comfortable and stable than ankle braces, however.
Is ankle taping and bracing effective?
Many studies have shown that braces are slightly more effective than taping, but that both were better than no support. Both have been found to effectively reduce range of motion, reduce the risk of injuries, or help heal ankle injuries that have occurred. They are also beneficial during rehabilitation after major ankle injuries when patients begin physical activities again.
Studies have shown that simply wearing high-top instead of low-top shoes prevented some ankle injuries, while wearing high-top shoes plus taping led to more than 50% fewer injuries than in test groups wearing low-top shoes plus taping.
What Do Ankle Supports and Braces Do?
Ankle supports and ankle braces both protect ankle health, but they do this in different ways. Generally, ankle supports prevent injuries while ankle braces are designed to treat them. There can be some overlap, with some ankle braces offering more versatile use. Because of this distinction, it is recommended you always consult a doctor before selecting an ankle brace or if you suspect you have an ankle injury.