Ankle brace options

#51
Be careful.
Tennis is an autonomous reflex game.
You're going to lunge hard right, and regret it.

Take some time away, get more fit, or just practice serves.
Do controlled drills with a coach.

Make lemonade, brother.
 
#52
Played doubles flights last night. Brace on.
My movment is fine forward and back.
I can move right and cut hard back left.
I can move left but can't cut back hard right.

Bah...looks like 3-4 more weeks until I have full movement back. I can play. Just can't dig a ball to my left and get back to position. Also, can't set up quickly behind the ball for a ts BH return.

Otherwise, ankle doesn't feel any worse today.
Cutting in tennis is just bad planning.
 
#53
I rolled my ankle 5 years ago while playing and broke my 5th metatarsal. I was in a hard cast for 2 weeks (doctor wanted 8 weeks) with no weight bearing and out of tennis for 14 weeks. I will not play without a brace. I use the ones Murray uses and I can move just fine.
 

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#54
Be careful.
Tennis is an autonomous reflex game.
You're going to lunge hard right, and regret it.

Take some time away, get more fit, or just practice serves.
Do controlled drills with a coach.

Make lemonade, brother.
You speak the truth. I'm just a bit hard of hearing.

I had some practice today with one of the ladies in our mxd team. Just grooving strokes, serves and ROS. Ankle was doing better today. Been doing my air alphabets during day and icing at night.
 
#55
You speak the truth. I'm just a bit hard of hearing.

I had some practice today with one of the ladies in our mxd team. Just grooving strokes, serves and ROS. Ankle was doing better today. Been doing my air alphabets during day and icing at night.
You should stay after class and write on the board 1000 times with your foot:

"Quit running like a 20 year old"

or ... you could write out the lyrics to that song @rogerroger917 's son sings after a loss:

"hello darkness, my old friend .... "
 
#56
Aircast A60 is what I’d recommend. Had to deal with a pretty nasty ankle sprain, no problems while playing whatsoever, it’s light, comfortable and it holds really well compared to other brands. The only downside is if you play often, the net coating tends to tear after some time, but it’s practically invisible when strapped at first. It becomes more visible with time and I managed to tear it completely down to the point it was unusable, but it took a long time of everyday playing and not treating it lightly. Just a great brace.
 

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#57
Aircast A60 is what I’d recommend. Had to deal with a pretty nasty ankle sprain, no problems while playing whatsoever, it’s light, comfortable and it holds really well compared to other brands. The only downside is if you play often, the net coating tends to tear after some time, but it’s practically invisible when strapped at first. It becomes more visible with time and I managed to tear it completely down to the point it was unusable, but it took a long time of everyday playing and not treating it lightly. Just a great brace.
I may give the A60 a try. My ASO is started to look a little beat up. I have an ACE one that has fairly loosy stretchy straps that don't provide sufficient support. I don't think that will do for my injured ankle. I just use it on my healthy ankle to keep a balanced feel. That and I may think of it as preventative measures.

The ASO has great support. But it is a bit bulky. And I know going forward, I will always play with an ankle brace.
 
#58
I may give the A60 a try. My ASO is started to look a little beat up. I have an ACE one that has fairly loosy stretchy straps that don't provide sufficient support. I don't think that will do for my injured ankle. I just use it on my healthy ankle to keep a balanced feel. That and I may think of it as preventative measures.

The ASO has great support. But it is a bit bulky. And I know going forward, I will always play with an ankle brace.
A60 isn’t bulky at all, practically no shoe adjustment needed and it feels just right, I could walk around in it all day long.
My ankle is really well healed at this point, but I also decided to continue playing with a brace (also my PT recommended it too).
 
#60
Just be smart about it.
Let the 5 dangerous points go.
Just play it safe and don't roll it again.
Considering being on the court a bonus, until you're 100%.
Do not forget this, or you will roll it again.
Agree with being smart about a return to tennis. My physio strongly suggested that I stay off the courts for 4 to 8 weeks and focus on rehab for my grade 2 ankle sprain. Rolling an ankle again at this critical healing phase can lead to chronic loxitiy in the join.
 
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