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Ankle Braces: Which is the Correct Brace For Me?

Ankle Braces: Which is the Correct Brace For Me?

Finding the perfect Zamst brace for your ankle injury requires careful consideration of several factors. Whether you have twisted your ankle or torn all your ligaments, it is important to consider all the variables which can influence your selection of an ankle brace.

The best thing for you to do if you are struggling to pick a brace is get into the root of the problem. 

‘Guessing’ when it comes to injuries can cost time, money and a lot of pain if you make the wrong gamble. It’s always best if you are struggling with any injury, to get advice from a medical professional, so that you can seek the quickest route to your recovery. Once you have a greater understanding of what injury you may be suffering from, then we are here to assist in selecting the best ways to manage your pain.

Our Zamst brace finder allows you to select the brace we believe would suit you best, based upon your current condition. We have split this into different steps:

  1. Where are you experiencing pain in your ankle? This is a really important question which lots of generic brands won’t even ask you when it comes to picking a brace. Each individual Zamst brace is designed to help support and resist different movements, so this information is key to finding the right one. For example, if you are experiencing both medial and lateral pain, we would recommend the A2-DX only as this would offer the best form of support.
  2. Type of injury you have - sometimes, it’s important to know whether you have sprained, strained or have chronic pain in your ankle. These factors will all influence the type of brace we would recommend.
  3. Severity of your support you would like - this is entirely for your own personal comfort. Primarily, we offer 3 ranges of ankle support: minimum, moderate and strong support. If you have a mild sprain or strain, you may only need a light support brace. However, if you have a more severe injury or require additional support, you may need a more rigid brace. 

With this information in mind, we at RecoverFit offer the following ankle supports (with a description of their support and best suited individuals):

Zamst Filmista Ankle: The brace features a dual-layer fusion stabilizer technology, which is designed to provide support and prevent excessive ankle movement. It also has a Grip-Tech coating on the inner lining, which helps keep the brace in place and prevents slipping. With a Y-shaped configuration that allows for a customized fit, the filmista ankle offers a thin feel support which can be seen as a replacement for tape. It is available in a variety of sizes to fit different ankle sizes and shapes. It is a high-quality and effective ankle brace that can provide the necessary support and stability for individuals with ankle injuries or chronic ankle instability. 

Zamst A1: designed to provide mild to moderate support for the ankle joint. It is made of a durable and lightweight material that allows for a comfortable fit during activities. The brace features a unique Exo-Grid internal support system that provides medial and lateral stability to the ankle joint. The Zamst A1 Ankle Brace also has a Grip-Tech coating on the inner lining, which helps keep the brace in place and prevents slipping. It is designed to be easy to put on and take off, with a quick-lace system that allows for a customized fit. This offers more support than the Filmista, but not as much as the A2-DX. 

Zamst A2-DX: designed to provide high-level support and stability to the ankle joint. It is made of a lightweight and durable material that allows for a comfortable fit during activities. The brace features a unique Exo-Grid external support system, which feels like two plastic guards either side of your ankle, providing medial and lateral stability. This dual anchor support system allows for a customized fit and prevents the brace from slipping or twisting during activity. The Y-shaped design and Grip-Tech coating on the inner lining prevents slipping and greater levels of support.  

So.. hopefully now you are able to make an informed decision on which ankle brace would suit you best. However, if you are still uncertain about which brace you should use, the best thing to do would be to use our brace finder (just to make sure!!). You can find a link to our brace finder below:

https://recoverfit.co.uk/pages/brace-finder

If this still hasn’t helped in any way, or you have any other questions for that matter, please feel free to contact us on 01225 223344 or via our web chat for some impartial advice.

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