To strengthen your ankle for basketball, movements like ankle pumps or jumping rope can help while balancing activities such as lunges and squats, assist with stability – as we discuss here.
Athletic tape can protect the area if you’re recovering from a significant sprain or injury. This rigid tape will immobilize the joint to keep you from re-injuring it. On the contrary, Kinesio Tape is a lightly supportive tape conducive to faster recovery and encourages proper form. It is more commonly used when your immediate post-injury period has concluded.
Once thought of as a riskier footwear option than their high-top counterparts, science may be proving that theory wrong. Studies haven’t found a correlation between ankle injuries and low-top shoes.
It isn’t unusual for basketball players to search for additional ways to support their ankles, but nothing beats an excellent pair of basketball shoes to protect them during fast lateral movements and sudden blows.
Almost all basketball players can benefit from wearing an ankle brace, as studies have shown that an ankle brace is an excellent preventative measure against ankle injuries.
Since the 60’s high-to basketball shoes were thought to be better for ankle support, but you’ll see here there’s conflicting opinions now.
Here, we look at whether basketball shoes need ankle support or not as well as discussing some interesting opinions by experts.