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A lace-up ankle brace is an excellent solution for an unstable ankle, repetitive ankle sprains, or as a preventative measure when playing sports. A lace-up ankle brace is one of the most popular forms of ankle braces as it is robust, doesn’t loosen with activity and easily tightens around different-shaped ankles.
We recommend lace-up braces for our patients who play change-of-direction sports such as basketball, football and tennis. While it is helpful for sports such as running, some people find it too obtrusive.
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The best type of lace-up ankle brace should have a speed lace-up system and figure 8 strapping to allow the correct positioning of the ankle joint within the brace.
This helps to tilt the subtalar joint into the optimal position to shorten painful tendons or ligaments. There should be an element of cushioning so the brace does not cut into the skin when running or changing direction.
This article lists our 3 most recommended lace-up ankle braces in 2023.