Ankle injuries are one of the most common injury patterns in sports and leisure activities. In Europe alone, approximately 27 million ankle injuries occur annually (Lohrer 2006). Especially in sports with abrupt changes of direction or with uneven surfaces, injuries can occur quickly. Stretching and tearing of the ligaments often lead to several weeks of downtime and constantly recurring secondary injuries, which can cause chronic instability of the joint.
Common products on the market either restrict freedom of motion (orthoses) or are ineffective against ligament injuries (soft supports). Betterguards has developed a system that combines the positive characteristics of existing solutions: a high protective function with a high degree of freedom of motion! Thus the system helps to prevent unpleasant injuries and at the same time offers a high wearing comfort.
The Betterguards System only reacts in critical moments - comparable to a safety belt in a car - and remains flexible during normal movements, i.e. does not restrict. Integrated into sports shoes, casual shoes or gloves, products with Betterguards Technology provide the perfect equipment for sports and leisure.