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63 of 69 people found the following review helpful.
I guess my mind thought it should be super tight. This was not
By E. McK
I injured my ankle training for a half marathon back in May. It has been a slow recovery for me. I have recently been ready to start walking and running for exercise again. However, my ankle is still weak and not ready to do it without a brace. However, the brace I had been using was stiff/not flexible/and was digging into my ankle and cutting me if I tried to run in it.
This item arrived today. I ordered a size medium. I wear a women's 7.5, an 8 in running shoes. I was expecting more compression. But to be honest I have never used a compression item before. I guess my mind thought it should be super tight. This was not, but I ordered based on measurements. I was worried it wouldn't help much.
I went on a very slow 3 mile run today. I haven't been able to do this since May. I have tried doing it with my other brace, and still had quite a bit of pain.
I was able to run. There was enough flexibility that I was moving, but the sleeve kind of held everything in place. It is now two hours post run, and I am not having any extra pain. I am so happy that I got this.
What's even better? You can wash and dry this. Since I will be wearing it almost constantly, this is awesome. Who wants a stinky sleeve?
I received this item at a discount for an honest review, but all thoughts are mine. If I didn't like it, I'd have no problem telling you that. I am going to keep wearing it and will update if I run across any issues.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
I sprained my ankle very badly in December 2015 and as of Feb 2016, the ankle was still sore. I bought this to help my ankle recover, especially when I was doing strenuous things. This has been very helpful. I soothes my ankle when I use it and it just makes me ankle feel so much better. Already I've noticed a difference since when I got it, my ankle (out of the sleeve) is feeling a lot better. You really do need to follow the measuring chart and measure like they tell you. I did and the size that I got fits me well. You can't really go by shoe size, because it depends on the actual width of your ankle, not your foot.
Overall this was a good buy and I will remember this product if I ever had another similar injury again.
19 of 24 people found the following review helpful. See all 1032 customer reviews...
works like a charm
Since I have sprained it couple of years ago , my right ankle always swallows, gives me pain / unease whenever I heavily exercise and/ or work on my feet for a long time. Copper Joint Ankle sleeve may be the answer to my unease.
Description: this is a compression ankle sleeve, black. The fabric is soft but tight. On the box, it is claimed that it is durable, and the fabric kills 99.9% of microbes. Copper is antibacterial so there is no surprise there. the bigger question is its function.
Function: I am a semi-active person, I exercise 6 times per week,approximately one hour each. My aim in getting these sleeves was to help my right ankle feel better and recuperate faster. Especially with the kickboxing, as I am not a pro, I keep hurting my ankles. I had a little bit of pain form yesterday and I tried these sleeves. I feel the difference immediately. It might be merely because of the compressing itself- it is scientifically proven that compression will help your joints to heal and recuperate faster- or it can be compression plus the copper. I do not know why but it seems to work.
It is very comfortable .It does not feel cold or hot so you can wear it for a long time-- which is extremely beneficial since I wore them for a good 5 hours and I was still very comfortable . I receive this sleeve at a discounted price for my honest review; that is said, I do not overrate items because I receive them at a lower rate. I would like to underline that I do not have a serious injury and/ or arthritis. Therefore I cannot talk about this sleeve's effects on these cases. Yet, for the slightly injured , sore ankle , it worked like a charm.