Many people who run have issues with their ankles. Rolled and sprained ankles are two of the most common injuries seen in runners. Luckily, there are many different types of braces designed to help people with a variety of ailments. Whether you need compression to reduce swelling and ease tendonitis pain, or support for weakened ankles, there is a brace out there for you!
With that being said, here are ten braces with varying elements and features designed to help runners get back to running, whatever their specific ankle needs are.
OpeCking has designed this brace to help both heal and support ankle joints while they are in motion, aiding in the recovery of currently aggravated ankles and possibly preventing further injury.
Designed specifically to support ankle joints while still allowing you to maintain full range of motion.
Great for people suffering from plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and instability, but still wish to remain active and mobile.
This brace is made with non-slip material, helping to minimize the need for you to stop and readjust the brace during activity.
May not be suitable for more severe ankle issues.
If serious stability is needed, this brace may not be the best for you, as it is designed to allow its wearer full range of motion.
9. Cotill Adjustable Neoprene Ankle Brace
A brace designed by Cotill specifically for healing sprained ankles. Adjustable straps help you ensure the fit of this brace is snug regardless of the various stages of swelling your ankle might be experiencing.
Also, helps to prevent further spraining, or sprained ankles in the future.
Made with anti-itch and anti-odor technology.
The breathable neoprene material this ankle brace is composed of is said to help encourage blood circulation and provide a soothing “warmth” to injured areas.
Adding warmth to already inflamed injuries may actually worsen inflammation.
This ankle brace is very low and does not provide much stability in terms of the upper ankle area.
The location of the adjustable straps may require a bit of getting used to, or a loosening of your shoe laces when being worn with shoes.
Yet another brace aimed at simply adding support to weak ankles, or people prone to rolling their ankles while running due to recent surgery. A simple design makes this brace reasonable for people in need of just a little extra help when being active.
Open heel and adjustable belt designs make for a comfortable fit when being worn with running shoes.
Can be used by people just getting back into running after minor surgery on the ankle.
Made from neoprene, which aids in breathability and the prevention of bacteria build up.
This is another ankle brace that is very low. It covers the same area that a very low-cut sock would.
Probably not the best option for people in need of serious support, or weakness in the Achilles tendon area.
This particular brace is one unlike the previous two whereas if you are looking for some serious support, this brace will provide it. In addition to adding exceptional support, this brace is also lightweight and can be used during a variety of physical activities.
Side stabilizers reinforce the support of your ankle, helping to prevent you from rolling it.
The straps on this brace, including the side stabilizers, are fully adjustable.
Sizing options are available! This is not a once size fits all brace.
Some users reported that this brace is quite time-consuming to put on and take off.
If your ankle is already injured putting on and taking off this brace may be painful.
This ankle brace for running, like many others we have reviewed so far, is aimed at compression. It is a very lightweight brace with no straps or laces, meaning it might be perfect for someone looking to simply decrease inflammation.
No straps, no laces. Easy to wear.
Lightweight and easy to wear with shoes
Some users reported that the seams on this brace are right beneath a very uncomfortable spot on the foot.
May cause pain in arches due to the location of the seams.
Whether you are looking to improve your performance, or simply maintain it, ankle injuries do not have to stop you. We hope our list provided you with some insight into which ankle brace might work best for you.