Ankle Compression Wrap: Ankle Compression Wraps are used on athletes after an injury has occurred. They are primarily used to push swelling out of the injured joint allowing for a faster recovery, less pain, and greater R.O.M. This is done by wrapping the ankle starting from the distal end of the metatarsals keeping the wrap tight and loosening the tension as the wrap progress up the leg. This will force the swelling up the leg and back to the heart.
Ankle Compression Horseshoe: Ankle compression horseshoes work together with compression wraps to prevent swelling from entering a joint. A horseshoe should be applied immediately after an acute ankle injury occurs so swelling does not have time to enter the joint.