Ankle Brace:Ankle strains and sprains are the most common athletic injuries in the United States. An ankle brace is an excellent preventative measure, stabilizing and supporting the joint during activity. However, if an ankle injury does occur, applying a brace is an important step in treatment. Along with rest, ice, and elevation, the compression supplied by the brace serves to accelerate healing time and prevent further injury. Fit the brace around the affected ankle and simply tighten with the provided closures until the brace feels snug and supportive.