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  1. #1
    mtbr member
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    Jul 2011

    Supportive ankle brace to prevent overextension?

    I overextended my ankle, which has resulted in the tendons and ligaments from the shin down onto the top, outside edge of my foot feeling extremely weak and aching. I've now given the leg a full 16 days off, and, overall, am feeling pretty good, but the whole foot and ankle still feels a bit weak and tender. I'm wearing one of the simple black ace ankle braces, which is a big help for everyday activities, but I am looking for something more supportive to allow me to get back on my bike.

    I looked at the Ace lace-up ankle brace, but haven't seen much else that seems potentially better than what I'm using now. Ideas?

  2. #2
    Five is right out
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    I've been using ASO braces for a couple of years after a very bad sprain. My physio recommended them. They have velcro support straps and plastic inserts for additional support. They're much more effective at preventing rolling than anything else I've looked at.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2011
    Thanks womble. They look good and are reasonably priced, so I went ahead and ordered one.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
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    Aug 2009
    I use the Aircast Airpsport for most of my clients with ankle instabilty with good results and excellent support. Important to strengthen the ankle musculature and work on balance so as not to become dependent on bracing long term. Good luck.

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