These days, more and more kids are involved in sports like tumbling, soccer or basketball, and they start young. With that, a rise in injuries, and an ankle sprain are more common.
Whether you hope to prevent or treat an ankle injury, this kids’ ankle brace with laces is a great solution. It adds several layers of support to the ankle, stabilizing its ligaments and protecting against damaging movements.
The ballistic nylon that the pediatric ankle support is constructed of is thin and lightweight, but it is also strong and resistant to wear. The figure 8 straps that add another layer of support and protection are also made of this durable, non-stretch nylon.
The tongue of the children’s ankle brace is made of a softer, more breathable knitted material. And the fact that it has a tongue, just like a shoe, makes it much easier to slide on the foot, especially if your child is still dealing with pain or swelling of the ankle.
A thin elastic panel in the Achilles tendon area at the back of the ankle also gives the support a bit of flexibility that makes it more comfortable to wear during athletic use. The panel also makes it easier to pull on the ankle wrap.
All of the materials used in this figure-eight ankle brace are free of latex.
The fact that you can tie up this ankle brace is a key feature since it means you can truly customize the fit to your child’s foot and ankle. A bad fit is a common complaint among parents on the hunt for youth ankle braces.
The lacing of the ankle braces is really long, which means they can be adjusted to fit many feet and ankle sizes. Some adults with very small feet are even able to use the brace.
The sizing flexibility also means the lace-up brace can be adjusted for changes in the size of your child’s ankle size due to swelling.
Don’t worry about the extra-long nylon laces causing your child to trip—you can cover them with the figure-eight straps.
The child's ankle support is meant to be worn over a sock, sleeve or leg warmer, but inside a shoe. However, some users, such as those in gymnastics, say they prefer wearing the wrap without a sock for an even snugger fit.
The kids’ ankle braces work on either the right or left foot and they are meant to for children with shoe sizes falling between 2 and 4.5.
If your child has larger feet or you worry that he or she will quickly outgrow the brace, you should check out the adult sizes of this support.
Ankle sprains are a common injury among people of all ages. These occur when you move in a way that overstretches or tears the ligaments that support the ankle, resulting in pain, swelling, and instability.
This might happen if your child steps on another players’ foot, slips while walking downhill, or lands a jump at an awkward angle, as just a few quick examples. Whether your child is involved in sports or simply loves to tear around the playground, there are plenty of opportunities for a sprain.
Some minor sprains heal with very limited treatment. Heat and ice therapy can work wonders!
This ankle brace with laces and Velcro straps for added figure-eight support pairs the convenience of a brace without sacrificing the lightweight support that figure-eight taping provides.
Because frequent ankle sprains can lead to long-term stability problems, some kids in high-risk sports opt to wear an athletic ankle brace like this as a preventative measure.
This pediatric AFO can also give your baby the stabilizing assurance he or she needs to play with confidence after an injury.
A sprain is just one of the injuries this ankle foot orthotic (AFO) can help with. Some other examples include:
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