Recovering from an injury or being proactive to prevent one, using football ankle braces can help stabilize your ankle and foot from turning over. From the youth ranks to the pros, ankle braces are popular because when your entire body is relying on your feet to keep you balanced and move with quickness and power, your ankles need to hold strong. Even the best and healthiest players can be hampered by an ankle injury that derails their season.
Some braces go over top of your football cleats to keep you comfortable and strong on the field, some can go under your shoes and some are purely for recovery and shouldn't be worn when playing active sports. Healing your body properly and not re-aggravating an injury makes any season more successful. Toughing it out is one thing, but playing on an injured ankle without support is simply a bad idea. Play smart, play safe, and play hard.