Do Ankle Braces Prevent a Sprained Ankle? | Research Round-up

December 6, 2017 • By

Given the high frequency of ankle sprains in everyday life and dynamic sports such as basketball and volleyball, we decided to feature some summaries of research papers that show just how effective different sprained ankle treatments are.

Today we have a great infographic summarizing a systematic review (the highest level of evidence)  that helps answer the question of how to how well do ankle braces really help prevent a sprained ankle:

ankle brace for sprained ankle running


This study effectively shows that ankle braces – lace-up braces specifically – are incredibly effective in reducing the number of sprains that occur in basketball and this can be translated quite well to assume that it has similar effectiveness to prevent a sprained ankle in other sports as well.

You can check out the abstract to the mentioned study here and if you need an example of a good lace-up ankle brace, here is a good example on Amazon of the DonJoy Ankle Brace