What is Spraino?
Spraino® is a Tribo tape (tribology tape), you can easily apply to the outer side of your shoes, thereby preventing ankle injury.
After several years of research, we developed the Tribo-tape Spraino: The most simple and efficient way to prevent ankle injuries. Spraino prevents almost 60% of severe ankle injuries, and decreases the load on the joint in a possible twist by more than 90% – without compromising comfort or movement, as opposed to ankle braces or tape.
Spraino is designed for indoor sports athletes.
Do you suffer from ankle problems or unstable ankles, or have you recently twisted your ankle? Then Spraino is the answer!
Spraino helps indoor athletes who would like to prevent ankle injuries or ankle problems and stay on court. Spraino has been thoroughly tested for use in handball, badminton and volleyball.
But does it work?
YES! See and read about some of the cool players that Spraino helps to stay on court.
The Austrian male national volleyball team:
Nicolai Nygaard – Handball player in the Danish national league:
In Spraino® we have created an amazing product, and our ambassadors fully agree. The only pay ambassadors receive is in the form of Spraino products, thus ensuring that the ambassadors can stay on court.
Exactly how is it, Spraino works?
Spraino realigns the foot before the injury happens.
In a typical twist of the ankle the outer side of the shoe is stuck to the floor, thus twisting the ankle. This may cause serious injuries and long periods of time off court. In an injury situation, with Spraino the friction on the outer side of the shoe is reduced, and instead the foot realigns to its natural position – before any twist.
Need to see it to believe it? Then view our video which shows the initial steps in a twist with and without Spraino.
OK, but does it really works?
YES! Spraino has a scientifically proven effect in laboratory tests as well as in real play on court.
In Spraino® we have just completed the largest ever Danish study of ankle injuries in indoor sports. The study was made in cooperation with scientists from e.g. Hvidovre Hospital and Aalborg University, and with assistance from DIF, including Badminton Denmark, the Danish Basketball federation and the Danish Handball Federation.
More than 500 athletes from handball, badminton and basketball participated the study. Half of the participants used Spraino during match and day-to-day practice for 8 months, while the other half of the participants continued as usual. The results were unanimous: Spraino decreases the risk of non-contact injuries (not stepping on another person’s shoe) and reduces pain, fear of reinjury and time off court.
Spraino has also been tested in laboratory where in collaboration with Aalborg University and DTU we have conducted several different laboratory tests (see e.g. the video under “Exactly how is it Spraino works?”).
The test have among other things shown that Spraino reduces the harmfull force during a twist by more than 90%. The load on bones, ligaments, muscels and tendons is far less, than if you do not use any aids.
This shows that we in Spraino® have conducted extensive scientific research and testing to ensure maximum safety and preventive effect in the use of Spraino.
Do you have any further questions regarding our scientific research and testing, please contact us at [email protected].