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We look at the Aircast A60 Ankle Support for preventing ankle rollover

Thursday, 8 November 2012  |  Naomi

A man phoned us today and he is desperate to get back into playing hockey. Unfortunately when he plays he finds his ankle rolls over causing him to lose his balance and fall over. It is painful and is stopping him playing hockey to the standard he is used to. He had been looking at our ankle brace range to see which brace would be the best for his condition. I selected three ankle braces for him to look at.

The first ankle brace I suggested was the Aircast Airsport Ankle Brace. This is a popular ankle brace designed for people suffering with chronic ankle instability and mild ankle sprains. It provides stabilisation for the ankle using the cross strap and integral forefoot and shin wraps. This brace is also easy to put on and comfortable to wear.

Bauerfeind is a world renowned manufacturer of supports and braces so I also suggested the Bauerfeind MalleoTrain S Ankle Support. This ankle support is designed for use during physical activity providing stability and security for the ankle. The individual adjustable strap system provides the ankle with reliable support and protects against lateral twisting of the foot. Ideal for hockey and other sports, it fits into a trainer and helps to prevent further injury to the ankle.

The final brace we discussed was Aircast A60 Ankle Brace. Andy Murray can be seen wearing the Aircast A60 on both of his ankles during his tennis matches and training. He wears the A60 ankle brace as a preventative support to prevent ankle rollover. The A60 has a stabiliser at either side of the ankle which helps to guard against sprains and rollover. It is light-weight, breathable and fits into sports footwear without being bulky. A single strap adjustment makes the Aircast A60 quick and easy to put on.

Having looked at our ankle supports and braces, our keen hockey player decided upon the Aircast A60 Ankle Brace. As it specifically addressed his ankle roller problem, he felt that this brace was the right option for him. Plus the endorsement from Britain’s number one Andy Murray certainly does not do the A60 any harm either.