Shop All Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine

Ankle Braces & Foot Braces

For such a small part of your body, there sure is a lot you can do to hurt your ankles! You can twist them, roll them, strain them, sprain them, break them, and tear them. But with Sports Unlimited and the right ankle brace, now you can heal them!

Our vast selection of ankle braces, wraps, and spats give you plenty of options in treating the wide variety of ankle injuries. If you've experienced an acute traumatic ankle injury, like an ankle strain or sprain, it's important to wrap your ankle in strong, yet flexible support when you get moving again.

  • Ankle strains -  a stretch or tear of a muscle or tendon, the tough and narrow end of a muscle that connects it to a bone
  • Ankle sprains - a stretch or tear of a ligament, the tissue that supports and strengthens joints by connecting bones and cartilage

If these injuries are more intense, look for an advanced ankle brace from brands like Shock Doctor and Mueller, with built in stabilizers and splints, to support ligaments, tendons, and muscles. With these support braces wrapped tightly, yet comfortably around your ankle, you should be able to move with more ease and less pain.

If you experience Overuse or chronic ankle injuries, which usually often in high caliber athletes, like runners, ball players, gymnasts, and tennis players, it's important to immediately immobilize, ice, and treat your ankles. In the case of the following injuries, simply using ankle braces alone will not be sufficient enough treatment and may lead to further injury:

  • Stress Fractures - tiny cracks in the bone's surface often caused by repetitive overloading (such as in the feet of a basketball player who is continuously jumping on the court)
  • Tendonitis - inflammation of the tendon caused by repetitive stretching
  • Epiphysitis or Apophysitis - growth plate overload injuries such as Osgood-Schlatters

Remember: if pain worsens or doesn't improve within a few days of the injury, see an orthopedist.

Q & A
By Mol Carrol from Marietta, ga on October 6, 2014
Do you have an ankle brace that you recommend for s bad ankle bone bruise?
By Customer Service on October 6, 2014

We do not recommend specific braces for specific conditions. It would be best to speak with your doctor, trainer, or physical therapist to get recommendations for a style they find appropriate for your injury.