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Premium Quality RiptGear® Ankle Braces

RiptGear® Ankle Braces are designed to provide compression for ankle injuries. They are made from a breathable material that allows you to stay cool and dry while still providing compression. Our RiptGear® ankle brace has been designed with flexibility so you can walk freely while receiving the benefits of compression. Our multi-strap design offers compression that is fully adjustable.

  • Designed to Help With Pain Relief
  • Easily Adjustable and Breathable Neoprene Material
  • Helps Support Ankle Injuries

Targeted Ankle Support, Compression, & Flexibility

RiptGear® Ankle Braces are designed to help support sprained ankles, help with arthritic pain, and general ankle pain.

Did you recently injure your ankle, or do you feel pain when you walk or run? Have you had issues with your ankles rolling or twisting in the past, or do you suffer from arthritis? If you are looking for extra preventive care, try a RiptGear® ankle brace.

We offer a high-quality and simple-to-use product that is designed to help you regain mobility.

  • Sprained or Injured Ankles
  • Comfortable
  • Adjustable Compression
  • Flexible Fabric that Allows Natural Movements
  • Quality that’s Built to Last

Compression Ankle Brace – Size and Instructions

Recommended Size Chart:

Size SMALL– Supports up to a 10-inch Ankle Circumference

  • US Size Men: 6 - 8.5
  • US Size Women: 4 - 8


Size LARGE – Supports up to a 12-inch Ankle Circumference

  • US Size Men: 9 – 14
  • US Size Women: 8.5 – 12

Ankle Support Brace

Sprained Ankle Brace

RiptGear® Compression Ankle Braces secure your ankle to help the healing of many types of injuries. Common ankle injuries include low ankle sprains, high ankle sprains, ankle bone fractures, muscle tears, overextension, rolling of the ankle, ligament injuries, and incorrect ankle alignment.

Our RiptGear® Ankle Support Braces are ideal to help you deal with pain-inducing ailments such as arthritic pains.

Generalized ankle pain can have many different sources, but the most common are sprains and fractures. A good preventative measure is to secure your ankle and prevent yourself from making any abrupt movements.

RiptGear® ankle braces are designed to be helpful during rehabilitation and designed to be put on easily and removed easily. We use compression material in our braces that is both supportive and comfortable. With rest, ice, compression, and elevation, our ankle brace can help reduce pain and get you on your way to feeling better.

 

Designed for Maximum Support

Our braces are constructed of strong, yet breathable, nylon to give flexibility and comfort. They help provide stability and maximum support for weak or injured ankles and ligaments. Our braces are perfect for all sports activities that involve stress on your ankles.

Active Ankle Braces

Perfect Ankle Brace for sports Including Volleyball, Football, Soccer, and Running

Are you suffering from a recurring sports injury? An adjustable compression ankle brace from RiptGear® might be just what you need.

Our RiptGear® braces are ideal for chronic ankle pain from sports injuries or other issues such as arthritis or tendentious. Our ankle brace helps secure your ankle by providing just the right amount of compression. They redistribute your weight so you can feel healthier, regain confidence, and return to normal, daily activity. RiptGear® ankle braces are not just designed for sports or activities; they are also helpful if your mobility has been compromised in any way.

Even if you cannot participate in physical activity due to your injury, you can wear our ankle braces to provide extra support, help reduce pain, and start working towards the healing process. They fit in most shoes for simple daily routine activities. RiptGear® Ankle Braces are helpful for healing and increasing strength.

They easily wrap around your foot and ankle with a couple of hooks and fasten straps. Just pull the straps for added compression and stability. As a bonus, you can hand wash them in cold water.

Experience pain-free mobility by investing in a quality RiptGear® Ankle Brace. You’ll soon start feeling a difference.

Best Ankle Brace

We designed our ankle brace to move with you while still being able to perform. Adjust the brace to the stability level you prefer, allowing other areas of your leg and foot to remain more mobile. We created an ankle brace that supports yet allows you a comfortable range of movement.

A RiptGear® Supportive Ankle Brace is designed to work well, supporting sports enthusiasts who require an ankle brace for basketball and other sports injuries. They are designed to help provide support for common pains associated with ankle injuries.

Our ankle brace can be worn with or without a sock and are water-resistant. The brace was designed using a multi-strap, easy-to-put-on system that can be connected without inflicting pain to your injured area.

Ankle Brace Benefits

Ankle braces act as an external support device to limit certain motions of your foot.  They can also help reduce swelling by compressing your injury.  Compression has been shown to help in injury recovery.  Quick recovery helps to prevent future damage and pain.

Benefits of Ankle Braces

  • Protection from future injury – If you have experienced multiple ankle injuries, you understand that your ankle is damaged and needs stabilization and extra support.
  • Quick recovery – Good quality ankle braces will assist in recovery and reduce pain by controlling movement and pressure on your ankle.
  • Reduce swelling – Compressing an injured ankle can reduce swelling and increase blood flow. This can speed up recovery.
  • Regain range of motion – Exercising your ankle while wearing your ankle brace will help maintain your range of motion. This works by hampering the development of scar tissue at the site of injury. Additionally, the less scar tissue you have, the more mobile you'll be making you less likely to experience pain.


Ankle Brace for Tendonitis

Tendonitis of the ankle is also known as peroneal tendonitis.  Peroneal tendonitis is an injury that occurs with the overuse of your ankle.  The injury causes either one or both of your peroneal tendons around your ankle to become inflamed. RiptGear® Ankle Braces can offer compression to help reduce the swelling.

Ankle Brace for Supination

Supination refers to your stride.  Supination occurs when you place most of your weight on the outside of your foot when you walk or run.  This causes your ankle to roll outward, leading to injury. It can also lead to the misalignment of your knees, hips, lower back, shoulders, and neck.  RiptGear® Ankle Braces are designed to hold your ankle and foot in proper alignment, reducing your body’s inclination to supinate.

Ankle Brace for Overpronation

Pronation refers to the natural movement of your foot and ankle during running or walking.  Overpronation is when your foot tends to roll inward towards your opposite foot when you walk or run. It can be caused by either a hereditary structural condition (such as flat feet) or by a condition such as being overweight or unsupportive footwear. RiptGear® Ankle Braces are an ideal way to support your ankle and prevent further damage.

Ankle Brace for Volleyball

A common injury among volleyball players is ankle inversion. One study, of Swiss volleyball leagues, shows that the injury rate during a game is 2.1 times more likely than during practice. This same study shows that an effective preventative measure to injury is wearing an ankle brace. [i]  60% of players in the study wore the ankle brace for primary prevention whereas 40% wore it due to a previous injury.

Ankle Braces are Designed to Provide Relief from:

  • Basketball
  • Running
  • Arthritis
  • Sprain
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

How to Put on an Ankle Brace

RiptGear® ankle braces are designed with a multi-strap system to help you achieve beneficial compression.  There are 4 steps to putting on a RiptGear® ankle brace.

    1. Prepare the Brace – First, loosen all the straps of your brace and lay the entire brace flat on the floor. Place your heel on the circular opening so that the widest part of the brace is under the arch of your foot.
    2. Position the Straps – Pick up the two shorter straps that are under your foot and connect them to each other on top of your foot. Next pick up the two straps that are on the floor, behind your heel, and connect them to each other around your ankle.  Lastly, take the two longer straps that remain on the floor and cross them up and over your foot to the opposite side of your ankle.
    3. Tighten the Straps – Now that the straps are properly placed, tighten them until you feel a comfortable amount of compression.
    4. Make Needed Adjustments – Move your foot around gently and tighten or loosen straps as is necessary.

Is My Ankle Sprained or Broken?

To determine if your ankle is sprained or broken, there are a few questions that you can ask yourself.  However, self-diagnosis is not advised.  Please consult your doctor for the most accurate diagnosis.

  • Is your ankle a different shape than usual?
  • Is your ankle numb?
  • Did you hear a noise when the injury happened?
  • Is it difficult or impossible to move your ankle?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, it is essential to see your doctor.  Your doctor will examine your ankle and administer the proper tests to determine if you have a sprain or a break.

Symptoms of a Sprained Ankle

RiptGear® Ankle Braces can help you navigate recovery from an ankle sprain.  The most common symptoms of a sprain are as follows:

  • Pain – The most common symptom of a sprained ankle is pain. You may not be able to put weight on your foot or move your ankle in any direction.
  • Swelling – The body sends fluids to injured areas, including injured tendons.
  • Bruising – Bruising can result from the tearing of small blood vessels when your ankle was overextended. It is possible that bruising will not occur for several days.
  • Instability – If you can put any weight on your foot, you may feel like it will give out on you at any time.
  • Warm Skin – A sprain can increase blood flow to the affected area, increasing skin temperature, and causing mild redness.

Ankle Brace for Sprain

Recovering from an ankle sprain can be disruptive to your day-to-day activities.  At RiptGear®, we understand that you want to get back to normalcy as quickly as possible.  Our ankle braces are designed to help you get back on your feet fast, without adding additional pain.

Sprained ankles can happen in almost any situation.  Stretching your ankle further than its normal range of motion can stretch and injure your ligaments. This overextension can occur by placing your foot the wrong way when stepping down, while running, or even when standing up from a chair.

Most ankle sprains heal quickly and without issue.  However, it often takes longer than most people want.  One way to speed healing is by wearing a RiptGear® ankle brace.  Our unique, 4-strap system allows you to adjust the brace to target compression to your exact area of discomfort.  RiptGear® braces are designed to provide the perfect amount of compression and comfort.

Keeping an ankle supported allows muscles to heal more quickly.

Ankle Pain When Walking or Running

Most ankle pain is caused by injury during a past activity. However, there are a few other conditions that could be causing your ankle pain while walking. If your pain is minimal and your ankle is not broken, an ankle brace may help.

Conditions that can cause ankle pain when walking or running:

  • Sprain – Sprains are an injury to the soft tissue inside your ankles, such as a tendon or ligament.
  • Fracture or Break – A fracture or break will likely cause intense pain, and you will remember it occurring. You will need to seek medical assistance.
  • Bruise – A bruise occurs when heavy force bumps into you. Small blood vessels and capillaries break, leaving a blueish mark under your skin.
  • Gout – Gout is a condition caused by an overabundance of uric acid. It is a form of arthritis.  It often starts in your big toe and then moves on to your ankle, heel, and other joints.
  • Osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, caused by cartilage breaking down in your joints.
  • Bursitis – Bursitis affects the fluid-filled sacs that cushion your tendons, bones, and muscles near your joints. In the case of ankle pain, the bursa sac near your big toe may be inflamed.

If your pain is severe or unbearable, you should seek medical help right away.  However, if the pain is minor, it is most likely that you have a sprain or strain which will heal in one to two weeks.  Our RiptGear® ankle brace can help add support. Along with rest, elevation, and ice, these actions will hopefully help your pain subside.

 

Ankle Pain FAQ


How can I stop ankle pain at night? 

Foot and ankle pain at night can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.  It is not uncommon for someone with nighttime pain to wake up repeatedly in the middle of the night.

  • Stretch your legs Stretch your quads and calf muscles. Tight leg muscles can lead to ankle pain.
  • Roll your arches – Place a tennis (or other) ball under your foot and roll it from the ball of your foot to your heel. Focus on the painful spots. This will increase blood flow and loosen your tendons.
  • Elevate your legs – Prop your legs up while you sleep. This will decrease inflammation in your ankles and increase blood flow back to your heart and lungs, increasing oxygen levels.

Will arthritis in my ankle get worse over time?

Arthritis can cause pain, stiffness, and even mobility issues.  It is possible to have arthritis and not realize it for a long time, dismissing it as general pain.  Unfortunately, arthritis does not have a cure.  It can stabilize and stay the same for long periods but in most cases, arthritis does degenerate and get worse over time. Treatments range from daily medicine, avoiding certain activities, and, in the worst cases, joint replacement surgery.

What are the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Sharp pain in the heel of your foot
  • Often hurts the most with your first steps of the day
  • Can occur in either one or both feet
  • The pain is often worse after exercise

10 Tips for Preventing Ankle Injuries

    1. Wear shoes that support your foot properly.
    2. Replace shoes that are worn out, either internally or on the sole.
    3. Avoid running, walking, or stepping down onto uneven surfaces.
    4. Don’t push yourself too far.
    5. Maintain a healthy weight.
    6. Warm-up before engaging in physical activity.
    7. Know and listen to your body.
    8. Stop when you feel the onset of pain.
    9. Wear an ankle brace for extra support.
    10. Allow yourself time to heal.

Ankle Brace Compression

RiptGear® ankle braces are designed to provide you with the support you need.  Our braces are designed with a multi-strap system to make you as comfortable and pain-free as possible.  If you experience ankle pain from plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, gout, bursitis, or surgery recovery, our braces can support your ankle while allowing movement to aid in your recovery.

[i] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26556788/


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