Back on Track Ankle Brace
The Ankle Brace incorporates an adjustable elastic band above the ankle with attachments at each end. The band is adjustable and removable if necessary. The adjustable band is especially practical when you have an injury that has caused localised swelling, for if the swelling reduces, the adjustable strap allows you to tighten the garment accordingly.
If you have injury problems with your heel, then we would recommend the Back on Track socks or insoles as the Ankle Brace has an opening for the heel.
(Please note that the Ankle Brace takes a little extra space in your shoes as it is made of a thicker fabric than the socks. This allows for the Ankle Brace’s supportive function but also means that the edges may be less comfortable than the socks for some users during longer use. In order to achieve the optimum Back on Track effect it is advisable to use the product over a longer period of time).
S (Shoe Size EU 35 – 38)
M (Shoe Size EU 39 – 42)
L (Shoe Size EU 43 – 45)
Care Instructions: Fabric is manufactured in China and consists of 100% polypropylene (with ceramic powder) or 50% polyester (with ceramic powder) and 50% cotton. Wash at a maximum of 40 degrees with gentle washing program.
About Back on Track:
The company Back on Track manufactures joint and muscle protection, which are manufactured from a “ceramic textile” which is sold under the registered brand name Back on Track.
The textile is made up of fibres of polyester and polypropylene (some of the products are mixed with cotton fibres) with a ceramic powder fused into the fibres. The ceramic gives the fabric its unique property, which reflects body heat in the form of infrared heat radiation.
How does Back on Track work?
It is well established and documented that long wave infrared heat radiation increases the blood circulation. The increased blood circulation in the tissues helps to relieve muscles tension and improves performance. One important property is the injury prevention effect, which you get when the protections are used for training and competition.
Heat energy can be transported in three ways: conduction (transfer), convection or radiation.
- When heat transfer or conduction occurs, the heat in a material spreads from one part of the material to another.
- Convection is the loss of heat when a heated liquid or gas (e.g. air) is displaced, carrying the heat with it. The insulating material in ordinary clothing and joint supports, for example cotton, wool and neoprene, is designed to prevent convection and thus retains body heat in the air outside the skin.
- Radiation occurs when a heat source emits heat radiation, where upon it collides with another surface and heats it. Back on Track’s products work with radiant heat, the purpose of which is to avoid trapping the heat through insulation. This is so that the protection has a respiratory function, while heat energy in the body tissues increases.