Best Ankle Braces For Basketball

HOW AM I ABLE TO PREVENT OR AVOID AN ANKLE INJURY WHEN I PLAY BASKETBALL?

A Bauerfeind ankle brace, such as the Malleotrain, will help avoid and prevent basketball ankle injuries. Ankle injuries are very common in basketball due to the high impact of jumping moves, especially when landing on hard court. 

Some of the most common forms of injury while playing basketball include jumper’s knee, stress fractures, ACL and MCL tears, ankle sprains and Achilles tendinitis. 

Bauerfeind ankle braces help to promote blood flow with the use of our 3D weaved medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces. 

This added support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to dribble down a court or complete your next layup. 

Take a look at Official Sydney Kings visiting us in-store for our compression and supports. They were 3D measured to ensure the ankle braces had the perfect fit.

Bauerfeind are the only ankle brace suppliers in Australia to provide 3D scanning prior to purchasing a knee brace. If you're not able to visit a showroom you can also measure yourself using a standard tape measure.

 

    The Best Ankle Braces for playing Basketball

    Basketball ankle support/brace in a colour combination of blue and black with the  logo of Bauerfeind Australia and being worn on the right ankle. It is considered one of the best sports ankle supports.

    Sports Ankle Support

    Unparalleled comfort, breathability and durability. Protect your ankle from sprains and twists while playing basketball.

    $109.95 - Buy Here

    Improve your endurance and reduce the risk of sprains while running up and down the court with the stabilising Sports Ankle Support.

    The extremely lightweight and hard-wearing Sports Ankle Support features an innovative taping strap, which supports the ligaments and protects your ankle against sprains, hyper-extension, and twisting.

    Basketball ankle support having a colour of white and blue, and is wore on a right foot. With the logo of Bauerfeind that is consider as one of their best basketball ankle braces product also known as MalleoTrain Ankle support.

    MalleoTrain Ankle Support

    An ankle brace for treatment of a sore ankle following injury, surgery or due to arthritis.

    $129.95 - Buy Here

    The MalleoTrain ankle brace employs scientifically targeted support to reinforce the stability and strength of your ankle joint. It delivers medical grade compression to improve your circulation which fastens the healing process. Two soft pads are integrated on each side which become active as you move by massaging the ankle joint to reduce swelling.

    • 3D Airknit technology provides moisture-wicking, breathable comfort
    • Compression reduced edges divert pressure at ends
    • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement

    Basketball ankle support having a colour of white and blue, and is wore on a right foot. With the logo of Bauerfeind that is consider as one of their best basketball ankle braces product also known as MalleoTrain S Ankle support.

    MALLEOTRAIN S ANKLE SUPPORT

    An active ankle support for greater stability and security during physical activity.

    $119.95 - Buy Here

    Thanks to its individually adjustable strap system, the MalleoTrain S acts like a functional tape bandage. The strap is fastened around the foot in a figure-of-eight pattern, connecting the mid and hind foot with the lower leg to support your ankle in all directions.

    • 3D Airknit design for moisture-wicking, breathable comfort
    • Ideal to wear during sports
    • Gradient compression engineering for a faster healing process

    Basketball ankle support having a colour of white and blue, and is wore on a right foot. With the logo of Bauerfeind that is consider as one of their best basketball ankle braces product also known as Achillotrain Ankle Support.

    ACHILLOTRAIN ANKLE SUPPORT

    Active achilles ankle support with an integrated heel cushion to brace and provide pain relief of the Achilles tendon.

    $169.95 - Buy Here

    The ankle brace provides a threefold therapeutic effect: it relieves Achilles tendon pain, distributes pressure evenly to reduce impact, and produces a soothing massage effect that helps prevent fluid build-up.

    • Pressure-reduced edges – Ensures a comfortable fit without constricting movement, bunching or slipping. Improves circulation.
    • Three-dimensional Train active knit – For a perfect fit.
    • Contoured insert – Running along the Achilles tendon, the pad distributes the pressure uniformly.
    • High elasticity – Makes the support easy to put on and take off.
    • Heel wedge cushion - Sits under the heel for added pain relief.

    Basketball ankle support having a colour of white and blue, and is wore on a right foot. With the logo of Bauerfeind that is consider as one of their best basketball ankle braces product also known as Achillotrain Pro Ankle Support.

    AchilloTrain Pro ANKLE SUPPORT

    A premium brace that provides a supportive massaging effect to soothe chronic pain, irritation and inflammation of the achilles tendon. 

    $169.95 - Buy Here

    The AchilloTrain Pro Achilles support combines the best in German medical engineering and medical-grade compression to provide you with added stability and pain relief of the Achilles tendon.

    This ankle support features a unique wing shaped pad which massages your muscles and tendon every time you move, helping to reduce inflammation and pain.


    SHOULD YOU WEAR AN ANKLE BRACE WHEN PLAYING BASKETBALL?



    Basketball has one of the highest rates of ankle injuries, thus it is beneficial to invest in one. Research found that when players wore a stabilising lace-up ankle brace, they were 68% less likely to become injured than those who did not.

     

    BEST ANKLE BRACE FOR BASKETBALL

    According to professional athletic trainers for the NBATA, wearing a Bauerfeind brace or knee support can minimise your chances of injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression.

    Take a look at NBA player Dirk Nowitzki using Bauerfeind Performance line to prevent ankle and knee injuries during a basketball game. Elite athletes and basketball players have been using Bauerfeind to improve their performance and push their personal best. 

     

    HOW TO TREAT A BASKETBALL ANKLE INJURY?

    • Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery however prevention is always better than cure.
    • Tendinitis. Rarely does this condition require surgery. It can generally be treated using a combination of anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen) and exercise. A corticosteroid injection may also be used.
    • Runner’s Knee. This is the common name for patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is often due to abnormal mechanics caused by problems close to the knee, forcing the patella to bump against the femoral groove. We recommend speaking with a running specific physiotherapist, they will usually review your running form as well tissue and musculature.

     

    BECOME A BETTER BASKETBALL PLAYER WITH BAUERFEIND.