My Cart

Your Shopping Cart is Empty

faq4b



4. SPRAIN-GUARD for Ankles QUESTIONS

 

 

CLICK ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS TO GET THE INFORMATION YOU NEED

 

 

-          WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANKLE INVERSION AND EVERSION?

-          WHAT IS THE SPRAIN-GUARD? HOW DOES IT WORK?

-          WHAT ARE THE SPRAIN-GUARD’s FEATURES?

-          IS THE SPRAIN-GUARDCOMFORTABLE TO USE?

-          IS IT EASY TO PUT THE SPRAIN-GUARDON, TO ADJUST IT, OR TO TAKE IT OFF?

-          WILL THE SPRAIN-GUARDWORK FOR ME?

-          I HAVE CHRONIC ANKLE INSTABILITY. WILL THE SPRAIN-GUARD HELP ME?

-          DOES THE SPRAIN-GUARDHAVE TO BE ATTACHED TO MY SHOE?

-          HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET THE SHOE WITH THE SPRAIN-GUARD BACK?

-          HOW LONG WILL A SPRAIN-GUARD LAST?

-          CAN MY SPRAIN-GUARD BE USED WITH ANOTHER SHOE?

-          HOW DO I GET A SPRAIN-GUARD TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER SHOE?

-          CAN THE SPRAIN-GUARD BE USED WITH ORTHOTICS, CLEATS AND/OR SHIN GUARDS?

-          WHAT KIND OF SHOES WILL THE SPRAIN-GUARD WORK WITH?

-          HOW DOES THE SPRAIN-GUARDCOMPARE TO TAPE?

-          HOW DOES THE SPRAIN-GUARD COMPARE TO MOST ANKLE SUPPORTS?

-          IS THE SPRAIN-GUARD SUITABLE FOR TEAM AND CONTACT SPORTS?

 



Click here to contact us if your question is not addressed above














HOW LONG WILL A SPRAIN-GUARD LAST?


Our free parts replacement warranty lasts 6 months from date of shipment, but the Sprain-Guard will last a lot longer. Under normal circumstance, you can expect up to a year of service, or possibly more, from a Sprain-Guard.

 

We generally assume that the Sprain-Guard will last approximately as long as two pairs of shoes will, or maybe even longer. That’s why we provide our device transfer service, enabling you to transfer a Sprain-Guard from a worn shoe, to a new one. This approach is less expensive than ordering a new Sprain-Guardif your shoe is wearing out but the Sprain-Guard is still in good condition.

 

Longevity, however, is directly determined by the individual user, and cannot be guaranteed on a case-by-case basis, beyond the Warranty period.

 

Click here to see the SPRAIN-GUARDTRANSFER FORM


 

RETURN TO TOP  
















 


CAN MY SPRAIN-GUARD BE USED WITH ANOTHER SHOE?


YES, BUT IT HAS TO BE PROFESSIONALLY TRANSFERRED.


The Sprain-Guard is a durable device that will normally outlast the shoe it is attached to. When the shoe begins to wear out, in order to continue your ankle protection without having to buy a new Sprain-Guard™, you can have your Sprain-Guard transferred to another shoe.

 

To transfer a Sprain-Guard safely from one shoe to another, you must send us both the old shoe (with the attached Sprain-Guardstraps), and the new shoe, so that we can make the transfer, thereby maximizing your safety.

 

When selecting shoes to transfer the Sprain-Guardto, please select new shoes, or select shoes that have a reasonable remaining service life.

 

We charge a nominal fee for the transfer service, but it’s the only way to have your Sprain-Guard installed so that you can count on its performance. A Sprain-Guard Transfer comes with a 90-day warranty.

 

Click here to see the SPRAIN-GUARDTRANSFER FORM


Click here to see Sprain-Guard PRICING

 


 RETURN TO TOP  
















CAN THE SPRAIN-GUARD
BE USED WITH ORTHOTIC INSERTS, CLEATS OR WITH SHIN GUARDS?


ABSOLUTELY!


You could use the Sprain-Guard with any one of these, or any combination of these, or even with ALL of them, at the same time.

 

No Kidding!

 

RETURN TO TOP  

















 

WHAT KIND OF SHOES WILL THE SPRAIN-GUARD WORK WITH?


The Sprain-Guard will integrate smoothly with most street shoes, work and recreational shoes, and lace-up boots.

 

It also works with most low, mid and high-top athletic shoes.

RETURN TO TOP  
















 


HOW DOES USING A SPRAIN-GUARD COMPARE TO USING TAPE?


GOOD QUESTION!!!

 

Traditionally, in scholastic and professional sports, right up to the present day, ankles are taped with cotton adhesive tape in an effort to stabilize ankles in order to protect them from rollovers. A good tape job promotes a very secure feeling for an athlete who has been previously injured, and who knows he needs support for his ankle.

 

However, taping is a complex skill that should be performed by a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), to ensure safety. But not all athletes have access to a trainer, and taping cannot be done effectively by the user himself.

 

Taping is also very time-consuming and expensive. A good tape job (one foot) can take an ATC as long as 10 minutes to do, and can require a full roll of tape (wholesale cost, approximately $1).

 

But the key point is that many studies have indicated that the benefits of ankle taping are short-lived, at best (up to 50% of the support can be lost within 10 minutes of activity, Also, during the first 10 minutes of use, some restriction of normal ankle joint movement may be experienced. And many athletes who used tape have been bothered by skin irritation caused by the adhesive.

 

So, bottom line, only some professional and scholastic athletes have access to a trainer for ankle taping, which only works for a little while, and may restrict some normal ankle mobility at first. Individuals other than scholastic and pro athletes, that is, all the rest of us, virtually have no access to someone to tape their ankles whenever necessary.

Overall, taping is not a great solution, and is limited to only a small percentage of the population.

 

Based on the results of some recent studies, the authors have concluded that ankle braces do a better job at protecting athletes from ankle sprains than ankle taping with cotton tape. They also concluded that some ankle braces are better at protecting the user than others.

 

The Sprain-Guard for Ankles provides consistent support. Once applied, and seated properly on the ankle, the Sprain-Guard will provide the same level of support until the setting is adjusted, or the device is removed. The Sprain-Guarddoes not stretch or shift, and does not cause skin irritation, chafing or callusing.

 

And the Sprain-Guard is put on, adjusted and removed by the user, in just seconds. No assistance is required.

 

The following chart shows how the Sprain-Guard compares to tape, when looking at the most important factors:


         BENEFITS

SPRAIN-GUARD

COTTON TAPE

CONSISTENT SUPPORT

YES

NO

NORMAL JOINT MOBILITY

YES

NO

COMFORTABLE IN USE

YES

YES

EASY ON, OFF,  ADJUSTED

YES

NO

ECONOMICAL

YES

NO

 

RETURN TO TOP  
















HOW DOES THE SPRAIN-GUARD
COMPARE TO MOST OTHER ANKLE SUPPORTS?

 

See for yourself:

 

   SPRAIN-GUARD BEATS THE COMPETITION

 

BENEFITS

SPRAIN-
GUARD™

COTTON
TAPE

STIRRUP
DEVICES

SOFT
BRACES

ELASTIC
WRAPS

JOINTED
BRACES

CONSISTENT SUPPORT

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

NORMAL JOINT MOBILITY

YES

NO

NO

Sometimes

Sometimes

NO

COMFORTABLE IN USE

YES

YES

NO

Sometimes

Sometimes

NO

EASY ON, OFF, ADJUSTED

YES

NO

YES

YES

Sometimes

Sometimes

ECONOMICAL

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

 



RETURN TO TOP  


















IS THE SPRAIN-GUARD
SUITABLE FOR PROTECTING ANKLES IN TEAM AND CONTACT SPORTS?

 

ABSOLUTUELY!

YES! YES! YES!


 

RETURN TO TOP