Originally Posted by J_R_B
I did something similar about a month ago. I got the Active Ankle T2 brace. Also works great during recovery. Played a tournament on it last weekend.
I initially planned on using both ankle braces permanently after spraining my one ankle. However, I used them until my ankle was back to what felt like 'normal'. Today it's back to about 95% (can still be tender when stretching in certain directions).
Now, when playing, I'm much
more careful and selective when quickly changing direction if someone chooses to hit behind me (which is what caused my sprain). I look at defensive play now as picking and choosing my battles, cost/benefit, etc. If I'm way behind in a game or set and given a tough defensive shot, I'll just let it go rather than risking an injury.