Some studies show ankle support sleeves and lace-up braces can benefit athletic performance. Other studies show compression sleeves help support the ankle during daily activities. So, when and for how long should you wear an ankle sleeve? The answer to this question depends on the compression grade of the sleeve.
When You Should Use A High Compression Sleeve
High compression sleeves such as our NeoAlly® Ankle Sleeves can be used in sports like basketball and intense workouts like weightlifting. This type of ankle support is also good for joint pain relief and quick muscle recovery. However, due to the higher compression, these sleeves can cause discomfort or cut your blood circulation if worn too long.
When You Should Use A Moderate or Low Compression Sleeve
The moderate or low compression ankle sleeves can be worn for a longer period of time, even overnight. Our Uptofit® Copper Ankle Sleeve, which combines copper with compression, provides moderate compression to the ankle and foot. The added benefit of copper prevents odor because of its anti-microbial properties.