Product Type: Support4Physio sports equipment
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LP Extreme Ankle Support
Member Name: Whizz11
LP Extreme Ankle Support
Advantages: Works well
Years ago I sprained my ankle whilst playing netball and its amazing just what damage it did. Straight afterwards I couldn't walk on it for a couple of days and then when I did I could not wear heels for a long time. I was young back then and didn't really have money for physio but I wish I had of done it because now, about 10 years later I still get pain in that ankle if I drive for a long time and hold my ankle in a particular position for a long time or if I walk on it for a long time. Playing sports on it too can be a bit painful after a while so to help combat this I have a ankle support that really does wonders for my ankle whilst I am playing sport.
The ankle support is easy to put on. Its sort of a bit like a sock although it is open at the toe and also the heel. I think they make it like this so one size fits all as you can tailor it to fit your foot. The support slips on like you would put a sock on and then there is a velcro fastening that you pull and fasten over on the other side. You can pull this quite tight which is nice as I like to make it as tight as possible without disabling my foot so my ankle is really held in place and doesn't move around much when I am jumping or running. Being open at the toe and ankle enables you to sort of move it around and wiggle your foot to get the best possible fit.
I find this ankle support really quite comfortable. It is somewhat padded so it offers a bit of cushioning as well which is nice and I think the cushioning stops it from rubbing on the places where it is open, i.e. the toe and the ankle. The support is made of a breathable COOLPRENE covered with a COOLMAX lining to keep the skin dry and comfortable at all levels of physical activity and I have to say that this works as my foot is never overly hot or sweaty after I have been wearing this.
The only little problem I have with it is that it makes my foot a bit bigger than the other one so when you put on your trainers to play sport the trainer on my right foot is quite tight as it has to house this ankle support too and so its a little bit uncomfortable to begin with but once you start playing for a bit this gets better but you would have to be careful if your trainers are tight anyway that this support would actually fit in your shoe.
You can pick these up from places like Boots or speciality sports shops and for someone who has suffered from an ankle injury in the past they are a great help.
Summary: Ankle support