Help an overpronator out?

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  1. dirkgnuf

    dirkgnuf Rookie

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    Hi,

    EDIT: Orthotics or Ankle Brace?

    As you can tell, I tend to overpronate and thus have weak ankles. After having the infortunate experience of rolling my right one three times, I've decided to do something about it. I know that special orthotic insoles like superfeet will help, but will ankle braces help as well?
    Also, if I wear an ankle brace such as the ASO with orthotics and a mid cut shoe, will all that even fit? (without trying them on)
    Thanks
     
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  2. dirkgnuf

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    In other words, I overpronate and have weak ankles. Should I get an ankle brace, a special insole or both?
    Thanks
     
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  3. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    You can get both but I spent 12 weeks in physical therapy working on leg and ankle strength, balance, and range-of-motion exercises over 6 yrs ago. Never came close to rolling my ankle again. Btw, I wear orthotics.
     
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  4. dirkgnuf

    dirkgnuf Rookie

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    Anyone else?
    Thanks
     
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  5. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    Have a friend that uses the ASO, fits into his shoe with no problem. My orthotics take up less room than the original insoles. He wears the brace as insurance and has not rolled his ankle since using it 5 yrs ago.
     
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  6. Dunlopkid

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    I agree that strenthening those muscles is most important.
     
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  7. dirkgnuf

    dirkgnuf Rookie

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    Ok, so it seems that either insoles or braces will work... since they're both around the same price, not sure what I'll get.

    As for strengthening them, can anyone give me some exercises I can work on?
    Thanks
     
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  8. dirkgnuf

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    Does anyone know a good link I can go to to improve my ankles. Also, if anyone out there overpronates, what have you done to ease the problem of weak ankles and bad support?
     
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