Andy Roddick's ankle brace

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  1. hondas2k

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    should i get a pair or just one?
    cuz the thing is i always sprained my left ankle.
    i dont think i never sprained right ankle.
     
  2. Dan007

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    Same here, but I just ordered one for my left ankle. If you want to be cautious and prevent from spraining your right ankle, then I suggest you buy a pair, but personally I think you should get one for your left ankle. As long as your careful, you won't sprain your right ankle(low chance), but your left ankle has a higher chance of injuring it again, since you have already sprained it. However it's your decision.
     
  3. hondas2k

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    thanks man i just ordered one for my left ankle too.
     
  4. borjarodri

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    For buy ASO Ankle Braces, mind what's the foot you need the brace (left or right) ? thanks
     
  5. ricomon

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    I wear Kallassy braces. Once you figure out how much protection you need, they're very stable. Only problem is every once in a while I have come out of my shoe. Btw the McDavid ultralight brace is exactly like the ASO. I work at S***t C****t and tried it out the other day. Very supportive and I find a lot easier to get in your shoe. I might try these.
     
  6. Nuke

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    So maybe Roddick's ankle braces didn't do such a great job this week.
     
  7. woody6.1

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    i've worn em for about 6 months and they work great, i'm not afraid to roll my ankle and it's not too much around the ankle
     
  8. johnkidd

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    I've had mine since Sept '04 and I love them. I feel weird when I don't wear them. And they have held up pretty well.
     
  9. Arafel

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    I've had one for my left ankle for 3 months; that's the one I really hurt last fall. Over the weekend, playing a tournament, I crashed into the back fence trying to chase down a lob and tweaked the right ankle. Not broken, not even badly sprained, but a little difficulty pushing off on it. So today I ordered one for the right foot.

    Has anyone else noticed a break-in period with these? It felt tight on me the first few times I wore it, but now I don't even notice it.
     
  10. Nuke

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    I would think it should feel stiff to do its job. If, after a break-in period, it's no longer stiff, is it still as effective?
     
  11. johnkidd

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    You can make it as tight or as loose as you prefer. I tend to wear mine loose since it's there more for support as opposed to an injury.
     
  12. Arafel

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    I lace mine up fairly tightly; I think at first, it caused a pressure point under the ball of my foot, but it's softened a tad and now feels a lot better. Like I said, I don't notice it anymore.
     
  13. NadalFan1990

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    these should be sold in pairs, because the price of these will really hurt the budget.
     
  14. Rob the Tennis Player

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    I believe its one
     
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    For those of you that have been using ankle braces for awhile, do you find that there is any difference in your ankle strength? I would imagine that such a dependence on these supports, or any supports at all, would cause the ligaments and tendons to weaken. Anyone?
     
  16. HewittSuckz

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    I know there has been some debate as to whether or not the brace affects the fit of the shoe. So with that being said, do any of yall have wear your ASO's with your nike breath free II's. Im just wondering cuz im thinking of purchasing a brace and was wondering how the fit of the shoe would be since it has a fixed tongue???
     
  17. T_S_N

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    I dont know for a fact, but i dont think the tendon/ligaments will weaken, but they probably wont get stronger as fast
     
  18. mowcopian

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    i need an ankle brace, but i cant find a decent one with support here in england, could any 1 help me?
     
  19. easternforehand

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    If my shoe size falls somewhere betwee 9 and 9.5 (some shoes that are size 9 are a bit tight, others fit fine), should I get a small or medium size ASO brace?
     
  20. SydneyJim

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    Kallassy is so much better =)
     
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    i just got mine today and its awesome, but i thought they would send in 2...for that price, a pair would be $70!!! 70 bucks just for a pair of ankle braces????!!!
     
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    I have been using my ASO braces for about a 3-4 weeks now. I think they are as good as advertised. At first it was awkward playing in them. After about 3 sessions I really stopped noticing them.
     
  24. lenbo01

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    i've been wearing the aso brace for the past 6 months. sprained my ankle badly in 2004 and 2005. best ankle brace i've ever worn. feels similiar to having you ankle taped. great support. definitely worth buying. highly recommended!!!
     
  25. loner1984

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    They're good for Basketball too. I wear them because I have such a wicked crossover dribble I broke my own ankles once...true story.
     
  26. Borat

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    why is everyones avatar in this post terribly fuzzy? Use Adobe photoshop!
     
  27. therob

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    screw roddick......Michael Vick uses ASOs!
     
  28. mint_car

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    I've been looking at getting a brace for tennis & soccer. I recently did my ankle playing soccer. Looking at prices of the ASO braces, yes they are more expensive (I'm looking at $70 Australian minimum), but when you consider that each trip to the physio cost time and money, maybe they aren't so expensive in the long run?
    I can so far claim all my money back from my physio visits, but there is only so much I can claim back from my health fund.

    I borrowed a friends ankle support, it's a neoprene wrap around number by Futuro Sports (??). Closes together with velcro. Supported my ankle but felt very large. Can anyone compare the ASO braces to the neoprene wrap around numbers?
     
  29. ibemadskillzz

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    are you looking to buy aso braces? what do you mean by wrap around numbers? are you asking about the sizing?
     
  30. mint_car

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    Wraparound = 1 long piece of neoprene with a hook that anchors onto your ankle, then goes over & under the foot, around the outside of the ankle, then velcros onto the outside edge of the foot.

    Looking at maybe the ASO. I tried on a McDavid just now, but it was really uncomfortable on the front of my foot where the laces goes up. Anyone else have this problem? I've got pretty thin ankles and it was a medium. My shoe size is 11-12 US, which equates to a large in their sizing, but I don't think that was the problem.

    Tried on a Futuro Deluxe Ankle Stabilizer same time as the McDavid. It felt really good from my heel up, but didn't seem to support the bit from my ankle down to my foot??? Hard to describe. It did fit really nice into my shoes though, very comfortable in that regard.
     
  31. EasternRocks

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    Does Novak Djokovic use a Head Radical? I hear many rumors about this. Is it actually true?
     
  32. keithchircop

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    i'm thinking about wearing adjustabe wrist wraps, elbow sleeves, knee sleeves, shin splint compression wraps, and ankle braces at my next match to put fear into my opponent. i'll look like Robocop! (and have his flexibility)
     
  33. tenniko

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    why are you posting that in this thread?
     
  34. tennisadd1ct

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    perty cool
     
  35. circusmouse

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    Having used the braces, I feel confident saying no the ASO braces do not weaken the ligaments. Even when worn very tight, they don't stop movement, they just limit it. You can move your ankle in every direction, so your muscles still work in every direction, they just can't be pulled beyond their normal limits. Your feet and ankles still get a workout. And even if your ankles don't strengthen as quickly, you'll have fewer injuries, so your ankles will actually be stronger through the years.

    I love these braces. To the people who say the Kallassy braces are better, can you tell me why? I haven't tried them.
     
  36. Radical97

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    Federer wore an aircast when he sprained his ankle, thanks...
     
  37. Morrissey

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    I bought this a few weeks ago due to overstretching the achilles while playing for a drop shot. I love them and I agree with your description, they don´t hurt your movement at all, they´re light and they fit either tight or snug depending on how tight you want it. It doesn´t let you extend your ligments or muscles beyond the normal limit like you said but movement in all directions is possible. After a long day of tennis the ankle felt fresh, but the other one that I don´t use it for felt a bit sore. It´s obvious that the brace helps and doesn´t have any negative effects. Well posted circusmouse. I agree with the description and very accurate.
     
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  38. leonidas1982

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    They should make white ones.
     
  39. Morrissey

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    They do make white ones.
     
  40. cheid

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    Are these ankle braces comfortable to run in outside of tennis?
     
  41. circusmouse

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    When I've run in them after playing tennis, I've found them to be supportive and comfortable. But I've only ever run in them for a few blocks in order to get places quickly.
     
  42. circusmouse

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    Thanks. I think a lot of people are overly worried about their ligaments weakening from braces. But the truth is that the human ankle wasn't well designed for the stresses of tennis, especially as the body ages. Without support, ankle sprains are infrequent but virtually inevitable, even if you do strengthening exercises. I've been using the ASO braces for about six months, and I still think they're great. On the rare occasion that i don't wear them, my ankles become noticeably sorer.
     
  43. nmeleschi

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    To anyone that has had an ankle injury, ASO braces are the best. At first I only bought it because andy roddick had it so i thought it must be good. After owning it for 5 months I feel naked playing tennis without it. I had a very bad ankle fracture in my teens and I didn't even think I would be able to play tennis again. When I did try to play my ankle would get really swollen even when i didn't move much. Now I feel like I couldn't break my ankle if i wanted to.
     
  44. Babb

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    I've never had an ankle injury before, but I'm going to start using braces as a precaution. I think ASO's are too restrictive for me. What are some other, less hardcore, braces?
     
  45. aceroberts13

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    Try the nike ankle sleeves. They sell them at TW as well. They look really stretchy.
     
  46. Babb

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    ^^^^
    I've considered these but will they have enough support?
     
  47. aceroberts13

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    They should if the ASO's were too restrictive for you. You may just have to order them and try them on and if they don't feel right; send them back. But they should be almost perfect for you sense you are looking for something a little more relaxed than they ASO's.
     
  48. Babb

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    I think I was unclear. I haven't ever tried the ASO's. I'm just saying that I've heard that they're among the most restrictive of braces, and since I'm only going to wear braces as a precautionary measure, I don't think I need that much security. In my next TW order, I'll throw in two of those. And as you say, if I don't like them I'll just send them back :)
     
  49. aceroberts13

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    If you've never used them (ASO's) they will take some getting used to. But once you get used to "leaning" on them they will feel really great. After I got used to mine I really trusted my movement especially on clay and I felt like I could pivot and change direction much easier with new found support. They just take a little getting used to in the beginning.

    BTW; sorry for responding two days late.
     
  50. hyogen

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    I have a sizing question. i have a pretty normal 9.5-10.5 size foot...depending on the shoe. I wear 10.5's for tennis shoes.

    I'm trying to measure my size ...that tape measure on the TW link for the ASO brace looks like it's from your heel all the way around your ankle...and not just your ankle.

    is that how you measure it?

    my ankle = 10". but the circumference around my heel = 12"

    so I guess I should get small? or medium?

    you're supposed to wear them OUTSIDE of your socks right?
     
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