Why wear this ankle support?
Wearing this ankle support may be recommended if you have suffered ligament damage or are apprehensive. The support makes it easier to return to your sport (basketball, football, handball, tennis, badminton, running, trail running, gymnastics, judo) after a moderate to severe sprain. Easy to fit thanks to its rear opening, it is also easy to fasten thanks to the WireLock system. You will save precious time in the changing room and tighten it up quicker on the court!
What is a sprain?
A sprained ankle is when you stretch or tear the ligaments. It mainly happens when people lose their balance on slippery terrain, either during a spontaneous movement or during active play. We reckon that a sprained ankle is the most common sports injury and that it happens at least 6000 times per day!
Choosing your ankle support size
Measure your ankle girth, to 5 cm above the ankle joints. Then match the measurement taken with the following size chart:
Size 1/2: 20 - 23.5 cm
Size 3/4: 23.5 - 26.5 cm
If you are exactly 23.5cm, opt for size 1/2
Did you know this product was made in France?
This ankle support has actually been designed and made in France, in collaboration with a partner from the medical world, perfectly combining health requirements (support) with those of the sport (easy to use, comfort and moisture management).
Why protect your ankles?
When getting back into sport after a sprain, it's important to have already done physio exercises so that your ankles recover as many of their physical abilities as possible. Once you suffer a sprain, the risk of suffering another is greater, hence the need to protect your ankles.
Did you know that all TARMAK products are field tested?
The design team behind the Tarmak products is based in Northern France. It is constantly seeking to improve its products to best meet players' needs. All of our models are tested in real-life situations for several weeks by demanding players, and are updated based on your feedback.
What gear to get, how to train: explore our basketball tips!
Tarmak is here for anyone playing basketball, from beginners to regulars. Take a look at our tips for training, kitting yourself out and prepping: