- An ankle support, also known as an anklet with ankle binder, is a device used to provide support and stability to the ankle joint. It typically consists of a sleeve or wrap that fits snugly around the ankle, along with an attached strap or binder that can be adjusted to provide additional compression and support.
- The sleeve or wrap of the ankle support is usually made of a stretchy, breathable material such as neoprene, which conforms to the shape of the ankle and provides a comfortable fit. The strap or binder is typically made of a more rigid material, such as nylon or plastic, and can be adjusted to provide varying levels of compression and support to the ankle.
- Ankle supports are commonly used to treat a variety of ankle injuries and conditions, including sprains, strains, and tendonitis. They can also be used to help prevent ankle injuries in individuals who are at increased risk, such as athletes who participate in sports that involve running or jumping.
- When selecting an ankle support, it is important to choose a support that is properly sized and fitted to the individual’s ankle. An ankle support that is too loose or too tight can cause discomfort and may not provide the desired level of support and stability. It is also important to follow any instructions provided by the manufacturer or healthcare provider for proper use and care of the ankle support.