Ankle Braces for Volleyball Players

ankle braces for volleyball
By Fara Rosenzweig

Due to constant jumping and landing, volleyball causes a great deal of pressure on the foot and ankle. Regardless of indoor or outdoor volleyball, you should take precaution as a new season approaches.

First and foremost, if you suffer from an ankle sprain or strain, seek medical attention for a proper diagnoses and treatment.

Many studies suggest that compression and bracing will help prevent injury, speed up the recovery process as well as prevent re-injury.

With many options to choose from, we’re here to help you break down the best ankle braces for volleyball players.

Depending on the ankle sprain grade or the type of support you are looking for will help you determine the level of brace and compression you need. We broke down brace by sprain grade and level of support to get you in the best brace that will speed up your recovery and stabilize the injured ankle.

Grade I Sprain or Mild Support

Aircast A60

Ideal for daily use, the Aircast A60 can be worn with your volleyball or court shoes and provides strong support for weak ankles.

Grade II Sprain or Moderate Support

Aircast Airsport

Easy to put on and comfortable to wear, this brace offers ankle instability sufferers support to get them back to volleyball. The ATF (anterior talofibular) cross strap and integral forefoot and shin wraps provide compression and stabilization athletes need when recovering.

Grade III Sprain or Maximum Support

DonJoy Velocity or Aircast Airselect Short Walking Boot

The DonJoy Velocity Ankle Brace is comfortable for a brace and provides extra support to the ankle joint and helps prevent ankle sprains. This is ideal for players who are healing from a severe ankle injury and need support to prevent a future injury.

For the severe ankle sprains, the Aircast Airselect Short Walking Boot will help take stress off of the foot when walking. Offers durable support and protection while compressing the ankle. With a Grade III sprain you have to stay away from volleyball until fully recovered, but the rocker sole allows for a natural gait and a continuation of everyday activities. Taking a break from volleyball is advised if you need to wear a boot.