Ankle brace for torn ankle ligaments

Spraining or tearing your ankle ligaments can occur during sporting or daily activities. For example, spraining or spraining the ankle of the ankle after a misstep can cause the relatively soft structures located on the side (the ankle ligaments, also called ligaments) to endure too much tension. When this tension becomes too high, there is a risk of tearing or even tearing of an ankle ligament.

What happens when the ankle ligaments tear?

The ankle is made up of three different bones: the tibia, the ankle bone (on which the shin rests) and the fibula. These bones together construct the ankle fork. The two protruding bone parts of the ankles that can be felt on the outside are called the malleoli. The ankle ligaments connect these bone parts together. These are firm and rigid band structures that enclose the ankle. A torn ankle ligament has caused your foot to tilt inward beyond what your body can normally handle. As a result, the ligaments can stretch considerably, tear or tear away from the bone. When a tendon tears away from the bone and takes a piece of bone with it, we call it avulsion fracture. When the ankle ligaments are torn, extreme pain and an egg-shaped bump can occur on the outside of the ankle.

Torn Ankle Ligaments

Causes of an ankle ligament rupture

When someone stumbles at, for example, a curb, a step or a hole in the grass, the ankle joint can make an unexpected movement. It also often occurs when someone lands incorrectly on their ankle after a jump. When the ankle does not fold in but out, it can happen that a piece of the fibula breaks off.

Symptoms of stretched ankle ligaments

  • Swollen ankle on the side
  • There is an egg-shaped bump on the ankle
  • There is a bruise (a purple color just below the ankle)
  • Moving the ankle is very painful
  • It is not or hardly possible to be able to stand on the foot
  • It is not or hardly possible to walk

Treatment of ankle sprains

To reduce pain and swelling, it is important that there is considerable cooling during the first half hour with ice or a cold pack. Note: It is important to do this within the first half hour after trauma to avoid intra-articular strain. After this, care should be taken to recover the foot: keep the foot up a lot, give compression to the ankle joint and give the ankle joint sufficient rest. When walking is unavoidable, do this with elbow crutches to relieve the ankle joint of as much tension as possible. After a few days you will notice that the swelling subsides. However, the entire recovery can take another 4-7 weeks. To support this process and to strengthen the ankle, you can use an ankle bandage or ankle brace .

Many options are offered, but the ankle braces below can in any case advise the experts at ProBrace when you are dealing with torn or torn ankle ligaments:

Ankle braces for ankle swelling

If your ankle ligaments are swollen around the ankle, for example due to overuse or injury, the following ankle braces are recommended:

  • Bauerfeind Malleo Action ankle brace: The Malleo Action ankle brace is a comfortable small compression bandage. The brace provides stability, pain relief, and prevents swelling around the ankle due to the comfortable compression.
  • E-life ankle brace: The E-life Bio-Contour ankle brace is an adjustable ankle bandage with the right support for mild ankle sprains, chronic instability, and joint swelling. The silicone pad provides a massaging effect and reduces swelling.

Elastic braces with straps for ankle sprains

If you have sprained your ankle ligaments and are experiencing pain, an elastic brace with straps can provide relief for ankle sprains:

  • Thuasne sport ankle brace with straps: The Thuasne Sport ankle brace with strap closure is a universally applicable sports brace. This bandage provides support without being cumbersome. The comfortable compression of the neoprene prevents swelling around the ankle. This ankle brace provides perfect support after spraining the ankle and tearing the ankle ligaments. The ankle brace stabilizes the ankle joint by means of adjustment straps, which will help you adjust the ankle brace tighter or looser, whichever you prefer!
  • Bodyvine ultrathin ankle brace: Adjustable lightweight ankle brace made of Silprene™ material for a good fit and compression, this ankle brace helps provide stability and prevent injuries.
  • Bauerfeind MalleoTrain S ankle brace: This ankle brace features a special cross-over strap for highly adjustable fitting. It also stabilizes the ankle joint. Are you inclined towards sports? We also sell this in a sports version: the Bauerfeind Sports ankle support ankle brace.

Rigid ankle brace for torn ankle ligaments

A rigid ankle brace is recommended for torn or ruptured ankle ligaments. In contrast to flexible ankle braces, which offer more freedom of movement, a rigid ankle brace is stiffer and provides a higher level of support and stability to the ankle joints. These ankle braces can also withstand much greater forces when used preventively in demanding situations such as rugby, hockey, tennis, or basketball. Braces we recommend for this purpose include:

  • Basko ASO Ankle Brace: Ankle brace featuring a figure-8 strap system as its main characteristic, providing optimal fixation of the ankle joint and preventing inversion and eversion (rolling of the ankle).
  • Ossür Form Fit with straps: Similar to the well-known A.S.O. ankle brace, this FormFit rigid ankle brace is suitable for supporting severely sprained ankles. The FormFit ankle brace is a hybrid of a reinforced ankle brace and a soft ankle support.
  • Ovation waterproof ankle brace with fig 8 straps: The Ovation Nu-Form™ ankle brace is a laced ankle brace with crossover figure-8 straps that provide support on the inside and outside of the ankle against ankle sprains.

Need advice?

If you need advice on purchasing a suitable ankle brace or ankle bandage, feel free to contact the customer service of ProBrace without obligation.


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