What's the best kind of ankle brace to wear?
There are a number of different ankle braces that are available. The most simple, an ACE bandage or pull-on ankle brace provides minimal support. It can work, however, to provide some additional support after there is full recovery from an ankle sprain. There are pull-on ankle braces that also have additional support to provide more stability to the ankle and help prevent it from being twisted. There are also lace-up braces that provide the most stability of all braces that can be found in pharmacies or running stores.
There are ankle braces that are more durable and effective. We carry many of them in our Houston podiatry clinic. For those who have a history of chronic ankle sprains, Dr. Schneider will make a custom ankle brace for maximum protection and prevention.