How to buy ankle supports
Ankle supports provide support and protection from a variety of ailments and injuries, especially in Muay Thai.
The ankle supports give the user joint stability by preventing it from moving out of place. The material it is made of is usually breathable and it keeps the whole area warmed up. Another benefit of using ankle wraps is that the material provides a steady grip on the mats and prevent from slipping over, always primed and ready for a strike.
Not only the training session will be safer, but you will have better control of your movement, kicks, knees, and overall performances. Let’s follow our reviews & choose the perfect Muay Thai foot protection.
Here are the considerations you should take:
Always go for ankle supports that is durable enough to rely on for a long time. Check each feature and the quality of materials used before making a choice. Make sure to be in the know about the various manufacturers and their reputation. Go for one that is known to be highly durable.
Fit and Comfort
When buying ankle supports, choose one that provides the right fit and is comfortable. As you may already know, getting the wrong fit will hinder you from getting the steadiness and protection that the ankle supports should provide.
Every athlete will have a different feeling for how tight is too tight, but in general, you'll want your ankle to feel "locked in." The ankle supports should not restrict blood flow in any way, or cause any pain due to tightness.
The level of protection you decide will also determine how tight it will feel, lower levels of protection will feel more flexible, while maximum protection will be quite rigid. Spend some time adjusting to get the perfect amount of compression and protection, without cutting off circulation or causing pain.
Types of Ankle Supports
Ankle Sleeves are made of neoprene or knit fabric and are designed to provide a primary level of protection along with moderate compression. Ankle sleeves provide support and relief from pain, swelling, and inflammation often recommended for those with tendonitis, arthritis, plantar fasciitis or injury.
- Ankle Supports with Straps are similar to ankle sleeves, but utilize an additional strap system over the sleeve, providing advanced protection and increased compression which provides more protection from lateral movement and is recommended for situations where you may be vulnerable to rolling your ankle and spraining it.
- Lace-Up Ankle Supports utilizes a shoelace design, providing maximum support and allowing you to customize the tightness of the laces from top to bottom.