Guest Author - Lori Collvins
Whether you are a ballplayer, cheerleader or a coach you need to know about the ASO Ankle Brace! Basketball players are the #1 consumer of ASO ankle braces. This is a great ankle brace! For anyone who needs good support for a weak ankle or support for an ankle that has been injured, the ASO ankle brace is wonderful.
Have you ever tried to fit an ankle brace into a shoe? It usually means that you have to move up a full shoe size, which in turn means more out-of-pocket money. I was delighted to find that the ASO ankle brace fit easily into my shoe and it is comfortable as well! The patented stabilizing straps mimic athletic taping (which is also more time consuming). However, while normal athletic tape stretches and gives after being worn for a time (and does not return to its former shape), the ASO does not and it has straps that do not stretch and can be retightened anytime without even removing the shoe! In an article from Orthopedics Today which was based on a study done at Wake Forest University, taped players were 2.4 times as likely to sprain their ankle during practice than ASO braced players and 3.1 times more likely during a game. The ASO has also been featured in Physician's Weekly and The BoiMechanics magazine.
The ASO is extremely durable and is made of thin, double-layered ballistic nylon, which provides superior strength and support. The nylon stabilizing straps "Lock the Heel" in a figure-8 fashion for extra support and the neoprene tongue pads the lacing area for comfort. The supports of the ASO ankle brace hold the ankle in a neutral position, reducing injuries and re-injuries.
The great support, comfort and economy of this ankle brace has made it a professionalís choice for effective treatment and prevention of ankle injuries. So if you need to protect a weak ankle, especially during exercise or sports activities, check out the ASO Ankle Brace from Achilles Medical. Made for either the left or the right ankle and available in black or white, the ASO Ankle Brace delivers superior results and the ASO brace is worn by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, Minnesota Gophers, U of WI, U of CA, to name a few!
Achilles Medical has specialized in sports medicine and fracture bracing for over 20 years. The products they carry are American made and the best in quality and function. Achilles Medical does give team discounts and ships 99% of orders received by 3:00 p.m. on the same day.
For more information on Ankle Taping vs. Ankle Braces visit Theda Care and read this interesting article! See you on the court!