Does New DonJoy POD Ankle Brace Spell the End of Taping?

Studies show that ankle tape loses its effectiveness after less than an hour. Here's an alternative that could supplant the use of tape.

"Through use of the POD Ankle Brace, athletes who participate in sports like soccer, lacrosse, football and basketball can play with confidence, limiting the worry of turning or rolling their ankles from aggressive moves," says Charlie Setzler, GM of DonJoy Performance.

Another advantage of the POD Brace over tape: It maintains its strength. Studies show that ankle tape loosens and weakens in as little as 45 minutes of gameplay, offering less protection from that point on.

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