Originally Posted by connico
Brace isnt going to prevent shock and existing pain. A brace is only going to protect movement of the ankle to prevent injury. A brace is an alternative to taping which can get expensive pretty fast.
This is roughly my thinking, too. Tough to know exacly what's going on, but the two things that have steered me away from actual tendonitis in my ankles have been using shock absorbing inserts (orthodics) and also finding shoes that give me proper neutral ankle alignment.