Ankle Braces

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  1. champ1193

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    On tenniswarehouse there is only the ASO for sale. I've noticed that a lot of players wear ankle braces. What are they wearing?
     
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  2. Arafel

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    Hewitt and Roddick both wear the ASO. FYI, I bought a pair a few years ago from TW and love them. Wouldn't play a match without them, and at least once, they've prevented what would have been a sprain from being anything more than a little pain that went away after a day.
     
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  3. champ1193

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    Do you know of anything less expensive? or just anything else to compare it to?
     
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  4. amx13

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    McDavid, Mueller and Aircast make similar braces, but they are all around the same price range. I also use the ASO ones, and just like Arafel, I wont do any sports without them. Running, basketball, tennis, you name it. Once you get used to them you just cant leave them aside.
     
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  5. Bolivian Ace

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    ASO or McDavid are the best quality. You get what yo pat for. I recomend you spend a little more buy save your ankles. I used to have A LOT of problems with my ankles, but not anymore, thanks to ASO!!!!
     
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  6. Hrandyrko

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    Is it a good idea to wear them even though you are not injured in any way? What benefits does one have wearing a brace when there is no apparent problem with the joint?
     
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  7. champ1193

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    i rolled my ankle the other day and i kind of freaked out so thats why i am going to buy two braces
     
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  8. jwbarrientos

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    conditioning training also helps to prevent those injuries
     
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    I believe ive seen jesse levine and john isner (Not totally sure on isner) wear mcdavids
     
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  10. Bolivian Ace

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    yes, you'll prevent a new injury. You barely notice you have them on, but when you are on a verge of rolling an ankle, you'll appreciate you have them on.
     
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  11. stanfordtennis alum

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    ASO make the best ankle braces... great stuff
     
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  12. komodo16

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    what ankle brace does murray wear?
     
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  13. Bolivian Ace

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    I think he uses ASO. According to TW Hewitt and Rodick use ASO.
     
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  14. 80'stennis

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    ASO braces are good. Just as a counterpoint, I had rolled my right ankle and used an ASO for about 6 weeks after initial healing as an injury prevention. I found, however, that the muscles associated with the ankle had atrophied somewhat because they got used to the support of the brace. I stopped using the ASO because I feared further atrophy. My ankle still has tweaks, especially if I don't warm up slowly, but I feel at least the muscles are still being used. My ankle feels stronger for it. Your miles may vary.
     
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  15. 80'stennis

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    Murray uses AIRCAST
     
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