I’ve injured both of my ankles numerous times – funnily enough, every single time has been playing netball! Probably a good things I’ve given netball up, huh?! Since I’ve had these past injuries, I try to reduce my risk of injury by using Supports where possible so that I do not have to stop doing the things I love.
My worst ankle injury was when we were living in Auckland and I played for a work indoor netball team. The game got a little rough and I rolled my ankle pretty badly (the worst I had ever done), with a couple of minutes to go. Instead of coming off the court I stayed on, which was a silly mistake. I ended up on crutches and in a moon boot, a lot of painkillers, visits to the hospital and an MRI later we found out that I had sprained the ankle really badly, bruising on the bone and the ligaments had pulled away from where they should be, fun times (not!).
Even now – over three years later, that same ankle still gives me grief every now and again. I find that I need to wear my most supportive shoes when I take Metafit, or go on a long walk or a run.
Metafit is a High Intensity Interval Class which entails a decent amount of jumping (it can be scaled for those who can’t jump, however I need to be able to demonstrate all versions). If I don’t wear my most supportive shoes I find that my ankle that I damaged most recently can be a bit tender for the rest of the day and sometimes even the next day.
This past weekend I was instructing a Metafit session and I trialled the FUTURO™ Slim Silhouette ‘For Her’ Ankle Support. I trialled the support with a pair of shoes which are not super supportive so that I could really see if the Support worked.
I was pleasantly surprised when I went to do my Squat Workout later that day that I didn’t have any niggles in my ankle at all. Even the next day my ankle is still perfectly fine. It’s safe to say that I would recommend using the Futuro Brand range of supports and braces – for ankles at least!
The support I used is specifically designed for females and is quite thin but supportive. This means that it fits in your shoes and under your long leggings with no problems. I didn’t even really notice it was there at all.
The Futuro Brand offers a range of support and brace solutions from knee and ankle to wrist and elbow as well as hands and back. There is a competition currently running where you can WIN a holiday for you and your family, simply become a #FuturoHero by telling your story over on the Futuro Brand Facebook Page.
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In addition to the awesome prize of a holiday for you and your family (enter here), I am giving away 1 Futuro wrap around ankle support to one lucky person! Simply comment below and let me know what size you would be (Small, Medium or Large) and when you would use the support.
This post was made possible thanks to the Futuro Brand, as always all opinions and content are my own.