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BENEFITS of ANKLE GUARDS

Netball is one of Australia & New Zealand's most popular female team sports but more recently it has expanded to Men’s & Mixed competitions.
The technical skills and physical demands of the sport on the player can be great. As a result, injuries do occur, the most common areas are ankles & knees (the lower leg area) and the wrist, hand and fingers which are commonly used to break the players fall as a natural reaction.

The REASON for these netball injuries in the ANKLE REGION are:
 Awkward landings, Player contact/collision, Slips or falls (poor court surface), Tiredness and  Sudden change of direction on court

RESULTING in Bruising, Fractures, Sprains, Muscle Tears and Dislocations

IN A RECENT STUDY OF NETBALL PLAYERS FROM the A.I.S.* elite programme, THEY SUMMARISED
"We did observe a reduction in ankle rotation (inversion/eversion) when wearing the shoes with a brace compared to the standard netball shoes during single leg landing and side stepping."

Many elite players use *Rigid Strapping Tape as a method to support their Ankles although very good for protecting ankles it is a costly exercise when done for every game!

Ankle guards are a quick and easy way to give your ankles support without the cost.
NETBALL
BASKETBALL
VOLLEYBALL
TENNIS
Basketball is a sport played mainly on indoor courts and is especially popular with kids.
The extensive stop, go and cutting maneuvers puts stress on the Ankle & Knee Regions with Fingers also common injuries. With children it is important to try and prevent injuries while growth plates are forming and in ankle region guards are a good way to do this but as always any injuries should always be assessed properly by a physician.

Injuries in Basketball to the Ankle Region are very similar to Netball for all the same reasons
Awkward landings, Player contact/collision, Slips or falls (poor court surface), Tiredness and Sudden change of direction on court
Like other 'Court Sports' Tennis is very demanding on the ankles with sharp changes of direction while striking the tennis ball with the racket. This action commonly compounds the problem putting the player off balance and landing awkardly causing a strain or sprain to the ankle area.
For this reason many top players use ankle guards to minmise the risk of the ankle rolling over by give additional support with a brace or guard
Like other 'Court Sports' Tennis is very demanding on the ankles with sharp changes of direction while striking the tennis ball with the racket. This action commonly compounds the problem putting the player off balance and landing awkardly causing a strain or sprain to the ankle area.
For this reason many top players use ankle guards to minmise the risk of the ankle rolling over by give additional support with a brace or guard
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FAST FACTS
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 CAUSES OF INJURY
-Fast pace of court sports leads to many opportunities to roll ankles
-Jumping and landing awkardly
-Entangled your feet with opponents
-Sharp changes of direction
 BENEFITS OF ANKLE GUARDS
-AIS Research shows that ankle supported by a Brace/Guard reduces dramatically the incidence of injury
Figure 8 strap locks ankle into a better shape
-Increases strength to the Ankle region
-Can be reused many times
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