Every single day, nearly 25,000 people sprain their ankle—Ouch!
The article “How to Care for a Sprained Ankle” written for American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society describes how to cope with foot and ankle injuries. One of the most widely recognized treatments is R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
And which step in R.I.C.E. is arguably the most important? You guessed it … Compression.
If you want a quicker recovery it is important to reduce swelling using compression. While swelling can occur quite rapidly, getting rid of it can take some time as it’s removed through the lymph system. Providing adequate compression to the injured ankle allows for better circulation helping avoid extra fluid build-up and tissue damage. To best recover choose an ankle brace that provides adequate compression, stabilization and comfort.
Using Bio Skin’s AFTR with Gel will help you to stay active as you rehabilitate your ankle. Not only can this brace easily be worn with a shoe, but it is extremely comfortable thanks to Bio Skin’s breathable and thin material.