Andy Roddick's ankle brace

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    "More supportive than a hometown crowd"

    LOL. Man that's classic.
     
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    they really are good though, i got one from my doctor when i turned an ankle. it is very supportive, but i found it a little restrictive to wear just as a precautionary measure. that being said, if ou like that tight feeling, they are very nice.
     
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    They look funny. Do I need to wear a bigger shoe size or a thinner sock? Does Roddick have weak ankles because he's been wearing these for awhile?
     
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    They are great, I've worn Kallassy and the Donjoy rocketsock and the ASO is the best. Also, it's getting harder and harder to find mid cut shoes, so I may just start wearing them on both ankles and go to low cut shoes.
     
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    the eternal question................Black or White?
     
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  7. Customize! How, you ask? SPRAYPAINT!!1!1@!!
     
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  8. v0nz0rz

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    I would definitely say go with the black ones. I've had a pair of white ones for about a year and they get dirty and discolored pretty fast. Also, the stains dont wash out very well.
     
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    good, i ordered the black one already partially for that reason and becauise it would accent my shoes :)
     
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    I have the black one also, bc i know the white ones will get dirty soon.
     
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  11. shsman2091

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    Does wearing this affect the fitting of your shoes? Because I buy my shoes perfectly fit, and if I am stuck between two sizes, I go for the smaller one, cause I hate having loose shoes.
     
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  12. dennis1188

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    BTW, McDavid ankle supports (made in USA) r identical.
     
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    Are you sure?
     
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    Would anyone mind answering this question?
     
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    A 'sticky' for Roddick's ankle brace!?

    Apparently, sales of the device were rather slow.

    I'm sure they've picked up now, though.

    Sad.
     
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    No, Deuce. We were getting new threads about Roddick's ankle braces almost every month so I asked TW to sticky one of the threads. Now that TW has the ankle braces for sale, they put up their own sticky thread.
     
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    i got a black one and it was really good when i sprianed my anckle.
     
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    they good.i sarted toi wear one on my left ankle cause when i slide on clay its generally with my left frward and my left hurts sometimes too.but i was so lucky cause i was playing har-tru and slid and i probably would have sprained my ankel or something if i didnt have the brace
     
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    Are these the 'best' out there for tennis players?

    I find myself in the predicament of 'rolling' my ankle from time to time, but nothing too serious yet and I hope to prevent anything serious from happening. I'm also in to that tight feeling. Do you think I should purchase these?

    I believe Roddick did roll his ankles when he was still in his beginning years as a pro, and he decided that ankle braces were the way to go.

    TW also listed Hewitt as wearing this ankle brace, but in reality I'm pretty sure he wears Kallassy like Chang did.
     
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  20. Prince_of_Tennis

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    I bought them for my ankles since I have sprained both during soccer. I got them for percautionary reasons. They are awesome, very good investment!
     
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  21. VictorS.

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    They are very good. I've been wearing the ASO braces for the last few years now and am quite happy with them. The ASO brace is also very popular among NBA players who are probably at most risk to sprain their ankles. I've seen everyone from Lebron James, Ray Allen, Chauncy Billups, to Dwyane Wade wearing these.

    Regarding the sizing issue. I'm not sure. My foot is extremely narrow so the braces in a sense serve more than one purpose for me.
     
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  22. Marky_911

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    I am not sure if Kallassy or Aso would be the better ankle brace.
    Anyones who has experiences with both like "Atatu" ?

    How is the comfort of wearing these and are the Asos only as lace up's available?
     
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    Just felt like mentioning that Srichipan(sp?) uses these as well.
     
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    they're goddamn expensive
     
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  25. Jonnyf

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    just ordered 2 white ones
     
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    I have been wearing one of these for about 2 months; I really like it. I almost never even know it's there while I'm playing -- which, to me, means it's comfortable and I'm mobile.

    I do not need a bigger shoe. I do need to lace a tiny bit looser on that side. My feet are narrow, so it isn't an issue. If you're already strained on the laces, though, it might be.
     
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    I wear them for netball...handy things...especially on ashpalt....not that that has anything to tennis...sorry....:p
     
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  28. 156MPHserve

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    Do these come in a pair? I'm considering to get them because my Tensor ankle braces are a PAIN to play in.
     
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    nah they sell in singles
     
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  30. becker33

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    I wear one on each ankle and they are great. They do have an affect on the fit of a shoe. The upper of the shoe isn't quite as tight as usual with my shoes, because of the extra size. I just pull the strings in the forefoot nice and tight and it doesn't matter much. I would think that the fit also depends on the individual foot as well.
     
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  31. 156MPHserve

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    That will hurt the wallet ><"
     
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  32. MMkay5

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    if you start wearing the ankle brace, will you get accustomed to it and have to continue wearing it. would you be able to wear it and then not wear it later
     
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  33. Dsangrene

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    ASO brace for tennis braces

    The ASO comes in black or white. Looks like Roddick has been wearing the ASO for a couple years. Got mine at: achillesmed.com
     
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  34. jamn73

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    what if you start developing athlete's foot? how much are they? i wear something similiar just for prevention, i feel quicker on the court with them
     
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  35. travlerajm

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    IMO, the AirCast ankle brace is superior to the ASO. It's impossible to roll your ankle while wearing it, it doesn't restrict your mobility, and it's comfy enough that you don't even notice you're wearing it. I wear it every time I play, and I plan to get one for my other ankle even though I haven't sprained it yet.
     
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  36. Radical97

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    aircast is a bit easier to put on - think Murray and possibly Federer wear a version of that one..
     
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  37. Dan007

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    I just sprained my ankle a week ago, my doctor told me to wear a ankle brace for a couple weeks, but after I get better and start to play tennis, I think I'll need a brace. The brace I'm wearing is huge, so won't fit in to my shoes. I'm thinking of getting an ASO ankle braces. Does the ASO braces come in pairs or seperate left or right foot?
    When I walk on my left foot without the brace, I feel like my left ankle is going to sprain again which are signs of a weak ankle perhaps? I previously broke my left ankle 3 times before the sprain last weak. Are the ASO braces really supportive and prevents sprains?

    Thanks
     
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  38. Rob the Tennis Player

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    If you are worried about comfort and whether or not the brace will fit in the shoe. You could try taping your ankle. If you do decide to do that, you have to make sure you do it right so that your its comfortable. If you do it wrong, you'll feel it.
     
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    My doctor didn't recommand taping. I'm thinking about getiing an ASO braces. I'll see my doctor again next thursday so I'll ask him about that.
     
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  40. Radical97

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    come in single sizes. one brace fits both feet. smaller and probably easier to get shoe on than air brace..
     
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    Thanks for the info Radical97.
     
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    I broke my ankle last fall in a tournament when I rolled it. It still gives me a little pain at times. I wear the ASO every time I play and I'm pretty happy with it. Offers support while not completely immobilizing the ankle. I'm thinking of getting one for the other ankle just as a precaution.

    I couldn't imagine wearing an aircast when I play. They are bulky.
     
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  43. Dan007

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    I broke my left ankle 3 times in 2000. I was in cast for all of them. Since I was in a cast for 3 times and my left foot is a inch smaller than my right foot. This time I sprained it real bad, no fractures of broken bones. Do you wear ASO only on the foot you hurt or both? Federer use to only wear on the side where he sprained, but guys like Roddick and Hewitt wear on both sides even though they sprained only one side.
     
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  44. dennis1188

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    The ASO has another model that has removable, semi-rigid lateral support/inserts (highest support rating). Most tennis players find the support sufficent w/o the inserts. BTW, the McDavid ankle supports (support level 3or4?) frm sportmart r exactly the same and cheaper($30/per).
    Also, Suggest u read up on ankle/foot injuries , lots of discussion for foot/ankle therapy suggestions mentioned; mini trampoline, picking up marbles,rolling a ball, in swimming pool leg exercises, balance board. IMO, sounds like yr ankle problems r more serious than just straping on a ankle brace. good luck
     
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    Have just started wearing the ASO brace and must say that I am very impressed because it offers a balance between firm support and flexibility.

    Taping alone is a bit of a skill and a real hassle if you tape too tight.

    The ASO is definitely one that has got the balance right. Your foot will not weaken using it. You stay strong in it as you are still execising in it. Listen it's not much money for real help on court. You'll love the strength it gives your ankle. (Buy black because the white gets dirty quickly.)
     
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  46. Dan007

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    Damn it! I just ordered a one in white yesterday. BTW thanks for the info.
     
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    I have two in white, there fantastic honestly
     
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    Sorry, forgot about this thread. For now, I only wear it on the ankle I've messed up. However, I think the other one might benefit from protecting it and I'm going to get it.

    Here's my list:

    LEFT ANKLE
    severe sprain, rolled in college
    Severe sprain, break, Fall 2005

    RIGHT ANKLE
    Slight Fracture, rock climbing fall
    Fracture, slap shot

    The right ankle hasn't suffered any ligament damage yet (knock on wood) but I think having the second brace as a preventative measure is a smart move at this point.
     
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  49. Dan007

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    Isn't spraining ankle the most painful of all injuries(exept for those serious ones that require sugeries)? I had my dead blood taken out on Saturday and got accupuncture on my legs and foots.
     
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  50. Arafel

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    I think it is. Although the combination fracture/sprain I had last fall certainly tops the list. I think sprains can be more deblitating too.
     
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