Everything you need to know about wearing an ankle support
Wearing an ankle support is recommendable when suffering from various injuries and disorders. You can also wear an ankle support when exercising or for prevention of complaints. Wearing an ankle brace will always give you a certain degree of support. You can find more information on our ankle braces, how to use them, and how to maintain them. Please don't hesitate to read on!
Which ankle support is the best suitable for my injury?
We have a wide assortment of ankle braces that are suitable for many complaints and disorders. Please always consult your treating specialist when in doubt about which ankle brace to choose. Or contact our customer service team that consists of medical specialists that are more than willing to help to advise you. Below, you'll find an overview of the most common complaints for which wearing an ankle support is recommendable.
How many protection levels are there, and for which complaints are they used?
Our ankle braces are divided in three different protection levels. Every level can be used for various disorders and injuries. Below, you'll find an overview of our protection levels and which complaints belong to these protection levels.
Protection level 1:
- Minor osteoarthritis
- Minor swelling
- Beginning varicose veins
- Minor rheumatoid arthritis
Protection level 2:
- Strains and sprains
- Moderate osteoarthritis
- Moderate hypermobility
- Moderate instability
Protection level 3:
- Torn ankle ligaments
- Post-operative support
- Severe osteoarthritis
- Severe hypermobility
- Tape replacement
- Cartilage disorders
What's the duration of an ankle support?
How long a brace lasts usually depends on a number of factors. It mostly depends on the type of brace, and the intensity of using. If a brace is used often and intensively, it will wear off sooner. The duration of an ankle support is in between 1 and 1,5 years, when used normally and maintained properly. Pay attention to the maintenance instructions on the box/brace when maintaining your brace. This will ensure that your brace will last as long as possible.
Which size is suitable for me?
You'll find a size chart and measuring instructions at the bottom of every product page. If you follow these instructions closely, you will have the biggest chance of ordering the right size. If the size is still not right, you can always request a return via our website. In doubt about which ankle support is best for you? Please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team. They're always ready, and more than willing to help you.