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Ankle Bracing by the Numbers

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 28, 2016 11:43:44 AM / by Rick Peters

Rick Peters

While wearing an ankle brace to prevent ankle injuries may seem like common sense to some athletes, many participants of sports with a high incidence of ankle injuries still don't find the value in wearing a preventative ankle brace. 

Since there are an estimated 25,000 ankle sprains every day in the United States, we wanted to create an infographic that illustrated what that number means in the variety of sports that have athletes that wear preventative ankle bracing.

Take a look at the graphic below and let us know what your thoughts are on preventative ankle bracing in the comments! 

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Recapping Important Facts About Ankle Sprains

  • In the U.S. an estimated 25,000 ankle sprains occur per day
  • 45% of HS volleyball players will injure their ankle during the sports season (Click to Tweet!)
  • 70% of varsity basketball players have suffered at least one ankle sprain
  • 85% of youth soccer injuries are recorded as ankle sprains
  • After spraining an ankle you are 70% more likely to re-sprain your ankle 
  • Lace-up braces were invented before modern sports while the Ultra Zoom was specifically designed FOR modern sports. #LacingIsntBracing

 

Topics: Ankle Bracing, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Football

Rick Peters

Written by Rick Peters

Rick Peters is a Certified Athletic Trainer who has been advancing ankle bracing technology for three decades. Peters patented his first ankle brace in 1985, revolutionizing the industry by adding a hinge to traditional stirrup braces for greater mobility. In 1989 he was a founder and became President of Active Ankle Systems. In 1998 he co-founded Ultra Athlete LLC to develop the next generation of ankle bracing technology. Peters has 18 ankle brace patents and is considered an authority on ankle bracing technology worldwide.