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Discussion: Ankle

in: Izzy B; Izzy B > 2015-12-16

Dec 17, 2015 1:35 PM # 
You NEED to not twist it while it's healing. Are you doing exercises for it? Daily? Icing daily? This is the sort of injury you can actually do something about.

Can't wait to see you once you're back!
Dec 18, 2015 9:12 AM # 
Izzy B:
I am doing exercises for it but need to be more consistent, clearly. I have not been icing daily... See you soon!!!
Dec 19, 2015 3:12 AM # 
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Dec 20, 2015 4:30 PM # 
Are you using an ankle brace? Some work a lot better than others and wearing a good one would be wise until your ankle fully recovers.
Dec 20, 2015 7:06 PM # 
Izzy B:
I'm wearing the PSB ankle brace and it has worked for me pretty well in the past. It fits in my shoe which is pretty important, and doesn't reduce mobility too much. But I've managed to twist my ankle wearing the brace multiple times.
Dec 20, 2015 11:06 PM # 
hmmm, I think that is the brace that Ali and Alex sometimes use. Odd that you are still twisting your ankle while wearing it though I'm sure it helped some.

I use the T1 Active Ankle. It doesn't fit the shoe that well and spreads the shoe allowing crap to get in. But, for me anyway, it does a really good job of preventing sprains/twists, and, the brace can be used on either foot. I do modify the brace by cutting off the thin strap that goes behing the leg casue it just gave me blisters and I got rid of the small white foam pad in the bottom casue the shoe insole is enough. Lastly, I use a wrap of duct tape over the Velcro casue that wears out after a bit.
Dec 21, 2015 1:46 PM # 
Eh, they do wear out, so if you're still using the one that I gave you, it may be time for a replacement. Maybe tape under the brace?
Dec 21, 2015 3:13 PM # 
I don't think the PSB brace works if you roll your foot to the outside and forward. The active ankle brace works better for that, but you may need a larger shoe. The PSB one seems to be okay if you just go over to the outside. And, yes, they do wear out.
Dec 22, 2015 1:21 AM # 
Izzy B:
So I'm onto my second PSB brace, and am getting a new one for Xmas. I'll look into the active ankle brace (Ross also recommended that one).
And in the meantime I think I'll take your advice Alex and do tape under the brace.
Dec 22, 2015 3:49 PM # 
Shoot I was supposed to give you your new brace
Dec 22, 2015 6:29 PM # 
Tape UNDER the brace??? Not sure what wears out but if it is the Velcro fastening, wouldn't you put the tape over the brace---to hold the Velcro?
Dec 22, 2015 11:12 PM # 
Izzy B:
I would put tape under the brace for extra support

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