Ankle braces have ben used for so long for basketball and for the most part they are very effective. Once the ankle brace gets worn in, they get weaker and become less effective. Ultra Ankle is an ankle support company that has revolutionized the way ankle braces are made by adding extra support but still keeping the mobility aspect. These new braces have a hard cover on the outer shell which makes it strong and protective. On the joints of the brace there are rubber pieces that allow you to move comfortably but still be conservative about your ankle. Sports Medicine doctors have proven that Ultra Ankle braces are the most effective and long lasting ankle braces out there. There is high technology that is used to create these braces and they are made to perfection all the time. I strongly recommend Ultra Ankle braces for some one that is just returning after an ankle injury. Wearing this brace all the time may weaken your ankles in the long run but they are definitely useful for someone recovering from an ankle injury.