Why it's better than others...
Ankle taping remains the “Gold Standard” for treating and preventing ankle sprains. However, there is a body of evidence in the research that declares ankle taping doesn’t work very well. The problem is ankle taping was first described in research in 1895! For 120 years people have been taping ankles basically the same way, and for nearly that same length of time we’ve known it doesn’t work very well.
What’s the problem with taping? Those strips of tape; stirrups, heel locks, and figure eights all wrap around the heel and ankle. That is like trying to hold onto the dog to keep the tail from wagging!
The force in an ankle sprain doesn’t come from the heel, it comes from the forefoot. Your heel can even be off the ground and you may still sprain your ankle.
Virtually ALL ankle braces currently on the market are rooted in the same old flawed biomechanics as ankle taping.
The Badger Brace applies modern biomechanical concepts to controlling the forces and motions that really do result in ankle sprains. The straps attach to the front of the brace and pass over the Anterior Talofibular ligament, the most commonly and severely injured ligament. This prevents the ankle from rolling too far and protects the ligament from injury.
The foot orthotic protects the forefoot from the extremely high forces that occur in an ankle sprain. The Badger Brace must always be worn with the foot orthotic to protect the bones while playing sports. The orthotic also helps treat the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tendonitis, and heel pain.
The unique combination of a foot orthotic and stabilizing straps that attach to the front of the brace are what make the Badger Brace the single best ankle brace on the market today and the last brace you’ll ever need to buy.
The Orthotic Difference
The brace also has an orthotic arch support built into the brace. The orthotic provides additional support to the foot and ankle that also helps prevent and treat those who suffer from plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tendonitis, heel pain, and stress fractures.
Only the Badger Brace places stabilizing straps toward the front of the brace. This is what makes the Badger Brace biomechanically superior to all other braces on the market.