Best Ankle Brace for Jiu Jitsu

You asked, "Which Bauerfeind ankle support is best for BJJ grappling and movement drills?
Bauerfeind News
02/20/2017
MalleoTrain Plus vs. Sports Ankle Support

Here is a side-by-side video review of Bauerfeind’s Sports Ankle Support and MalleoTrain Plus ankle support, by Jiu Jitsu coach and physical therapist Dr. Tskozik:

“In the end, both these braces offer excellent stability, support and comfort. I’d say the determining factor is this: if you’re just coming back from an acute injury and you need a little bit extra stimulation and support around those tendons for increased blood flow and faster recovery go with the MalleoTrain Plus, if you’re just looking for something to offer you streamlined stability for injury prevention go with the Bauerfeind Sports Ankle Support.”
 
About the Author:
Dr. Eugene Tsozik, PT has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2008. He is a brown belt under head coach Nick “Chewy” Albin at Derby City Martial Arts in Louisville, KY.

Tsozik has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has been practicing since 2009, specializing in treatment of orthopaedic and sport-specific injuries and conditions. Having dealt with a number of injuries of his own, Tsozik is always looking for new recovery techniques while training.

“I have an interest in training, improving my physical and mental well-being through jiu-jitsu, injury prevention, and love all things grappling, strength training, and MMA.” – Dr. Tsozik, PT
 
To learn more and hear the Jiu Jitsu Therapist podcast, visit: www.jiujitsutherapist.com


 

Shop these products:

Sports Ankle Support

> Figure 8 Taping Strap more durable than a tape bandage
> 3D AirKnit Fabric for breathability made of hard-wearing material
> Stays in place during movement
> Intermittent compression provides stimulation & reliable stabilization
> Moisture-wicking and washable

MalleoTrain® Plus

> Reduced pressure at the edges - prevents constriction
> Three-dimensional Train active knit - for a perfect fit
> Anatomical shape - Conforms to your body for gentle compression that keeps your ankle in place and improves circulation.
> Viscoelastic cushions - Increase your comfort with soft pads while stabilizing the ankle and reducing pain and swelling.
> Three-level strap system - Stabilizes the ankle joint in all directions. An effective alternative to ankle taping or wrapping to keep the ankle and foot in place.
> Soft knit fabric - Breathable knit is comfortable to wear and keeps moisture away from the body. It is machine washable in the gentle cycle, which helps maintain its elasticity and original fit.
> Reduced pressure at the edges - prevents constriction

MalleoTrain® S open heel

> Reduced pressure at the edges - prevents constriction
> Anatomically fitted - Naturally conforms to your body for gentle compression that keeps your ankle in place and improves circulation.
> Open heel - Improved feeling of contact with the ground and less slippage.
> Figure 8 strap - Stabilizes better than a tape bandage and is gentler on the skin.
> Knit fabric - Breathable material wicks sweat away from your body and is machine washable in the gentle cycle, which helps maintain its elasticity and original fit.
> Reduced pressure at the edges - prevents constriction