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The ultimate ankle brace for basketball

Designed for players who are constantly cutting, stopping on a dime, and changing the game. The BetterGuard is ultra-lightweight, versatile, and sleekly designed to help you stay in the game without holding you back.

Experience basketball ankle support that's made to move

Whether you’re a dunk contest contestant or a weekend warrior roaming the baseline — feel fast, agile, and assured in The BetterGuard ankle brace. We specifically tailored it to meet the demands of today’s fast-paced game so you can stay ahead of the opposition with your speed in all directions.

Why we made this

Ankle sprains are the #1 most common injury in basketball

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society estimates 25,000 people sprain their ankle every day.

25% NBA

Approximately 25% of NBA players sustain at least one ankle injury per season

53.7%

An estimated 53.7% of all NBA games missed are missed due to ankle injuries

73%

One study showed 73% of all athletes suffered from recurrent ankle sprains

HOW IT WORKS

We built a brace based on science, not tradition

Built for the demands of basketball, The BetterGuard goes beyond a simple ankle brace. Its secret weapon lies in the innovative mini ankle stabilizer beneath the surface. This technology adapts to your movements, providing dynamic ankle support on the court during explosive cuts and quick changes of direction, all while maintaining a natural range of motion for optimal performance.

BEHIND THE DESIGN

Discover basketball ankle support that works like magic

Here's why The BetterGuard is the best ankle brace for basketball

On-court performance

Designed to move with you, The BetterGuard offers a flexible fit that adapts to your foot's natural movements.

Adaptive support

The BetterGuard's innovative mini-stabilizer, with its sleek, minimalist design, reacts faster than your reflexes and actively stabilizes your ankle during sudden and unexpected inversion or supination movements.

Faster recovery

The BetterGuard empowers your return to the court with a high range of motion to re-build mobility, and targeted support to minimize re-injury risk throughout recovery.*

Ultra-lightweight

Made with breathable, lightweight compression, The BetterGuard is remarkably lighter than traditional braces, allowing for explosive movement without excess weight.

The perfect fit

The BetterGuard delivers exceptional ankle support that fits seamlessly into your game, eliminating the need for high-top basketball shoes.

Pros use The BetterGaurd

Trusted by top athletes across the NBA, NCAA, and Euro League Basketball, The BetterGuard ankle brace is a proven choice for injury prevention and accelerated recovery.

Move better. Recover faster.

Reduce your risk of basketball ankle sprains with The BetterGuard ankle brace

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Created by science — loved by athletes

Thousands of pro, college, and amateur basketball players worldwide trust The BetterGuard to help them stay in the game.

Franz Wagner

F, Orlando Magic

Matas Buzelis

F, G-League Ignite

Mo Wagner

C, Orlando Magic

Luisa Geiselsöder

F, Basket Landes

Lina Sontag

UCLA Women's Basketball
Team Germany

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Nils Lichtlein at the 2024 European Handball Championships with The BetterGuard

Nils Lichtlein at the 2024 European Handball Championships with The BetterGuard

Nils has been a tester of our Betterguards system for many years. He was there when we tested our first prototype in cooperation with Füchse Berlin. It was clear to him that the innovative technol...

Review: The BetterGuard a Game Changer in Injury Prevention?

Review: The BetterGuard a Game Changer in Injury Prevention?

"As soon as active stability is trained again and when you go back to the field and in the preventative area, The BetterGuard is undoubtedly a game-changer. This is where The BetterGuard can fully ...

Daniel “Booby” Gibson and our ankle brace for basketball

Daniel “Booby” Gibson and our ankle brace for basketball

"The fact that the product is so comfortable to wear makes it so perfect solution for use in professional sports . Because as an athlete you want a product that... does not limit its performance ."

*Comparison of an adaptive ankle brace to conventional taping for rehabilitation of acute ankle injury in young sub-elite soccer players: a pilot study, Krobholz D et al. Accepted for publication by JSR