Recurring Ankle Problems

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by iradical18, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. iradical18

    iradical18 Professional

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    I've had recurring ankle problems for about 2 years, throughout my high school tennis career which has just passed, and i will soon start my college tennis career in the fall, today i rolled my ankle again, does anyone know of some good ankle braces that will provide a lot of support while i play my matches, in the meantime i would like to take some time to let it heal before i start playing matches or doing hard practices, should i stick to hitting drills and serve practice until then?
     
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  2. Cypo

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    I have severe ankle troubles and use the Bledsoe Ultimate brace which is a Godsend for me. If your ankle troubles get worse I highly recommend it. Before I found the Bledsoe, I used the Aircast system, and although they don't last well, they provide great support and are comfortable to play in.
     
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    The preceeding was a paid for endorsement for the Bledsole Ultimate ankle brace. Cypo assumes no liability nor ankle stability.
     
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  4. joebedford

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    You need to do strengthening exercises.
     
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  6. chadw01

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    I use the Active Ankle T2 - it has great stability and range of movement.

    http://www.activeankle.com/

    I agree with joebedford's comment about strenthening exercises though. Here are some you can try out:

    Toe Raises: Stand with the balls of your feet and your toes on a thick book (i.e. phone book). Hold onto a support. Lower your heels to the floor slowly. Raise yourself slowly as far as you can. Hold for 8 to 10 seconds. Repeat 15 to 20 times.

    Walking on Heels: While standing, lift your toes off the ground. Start walking, on just your heels. Take 10 to 20 steps.

    Toe Scrunch: Place a towel on the floor near your chair. Sit down, placing the toes of one foot on the towel. Use your toes to scrunch up the cloth. Keep your heels flat on the floor. Repeat 10 to 20 times. -allow the muscles around the ankle to be exercised while easing stress on the ligaments: step ups/downs, single leg balance, and lunge.
     
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