Best ankle support?

Best ankle support?

Post by Jimmy » Mon, 05 Sep 1994 17:39:12


I was wondering what the best ankle support out there is? Active Ankle?
Also, to the people who've used Active Ankle, can you give me your
feedback and experiences with it? Is it comfortable to wear as well
as effective? Thanks.

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Best ankle support?

Post by Han Hu » Fri, 09 Sep 1994 23:53:48

: I was wondering what the best ankle support out there is? Active Ankle?
: Also, to the people who've used Active Ankle, can you give me your
: feedback and experiences with it? Is it comfortable to wear as well
: as effective? Thanks.

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There are two ankle supports that I use; (1) Active Ankle, and (2)
Stromgen (sp?).  I like both supports a lot and use them.  The Stromgen
is a sock-like support that has a good heel-lock mechanism.  This gives
maximum flexibility and support.  The Active ankle gives good forward
and backward motion while preventing your ankle from twisting.  This is
good when you are just recovering from an ankle injury and don't want the
ankle to twist.  I actually use both for maximum support.  This is
overkill, but the injury was bad.  If you have any questions, please
feel free to email me.

Han

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Best ankle support?

Post by s1663.. » Sat, 10 Sep 1994 00:59:09

Quote:

>I was wondering what the best ankle support out there is? Active Ankle?
>Also, to the people who've used Active Ankle, can you give me your
>feedback and experiences with it? Is it comfortable to wear as well
>as effective? Thanks.

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>University of Southern California |                 -=> Jimmy Too! <=-

For the past year I have worn the active ankle.  I think it is very comfortable
and it provides a lot of support.  The only problem with it is that after a
while the velcro straps do not hold as well as the used to.  By the end of the
season I had to tape the thing so it would stay together.  Also if the padding
on the sides are not adjusted to your foot the right way, after about a half
hour it will start to dig into your foot.  To solve that porblem you have to
just adjust it a few times until you feel comfortable.  So even though it is
very comfortable (when adjusted right) and it provides a great deal of support,
you might have to buy a new one every year

 
 
 

Best ankle support?

Post by The Changeli » Sun, 11 Sep 1994 00:03:15

Quote:

>I was wondering what the best ankle support out there is? Active Ankle?
>Also, to the people who've used Active Ankle, can you give me your
>feedback and experiences with it? Is it comfortable to wear as well
>as effective? Thanks.

>--

>University of Southern California |                 -=> Jimmy Too! <=-

 
 
 

Best ankle support?

Post by fangli.f.cha » Sat, 10 Sep 1994 13:18:14

I hurt my knee badly in a vball game a year ago. The injury took me out
of the game for a full 6 months. Now my left knee is without an ACL.
To not hurt my knee again with sports the Doctor prescribed Lenox-Hill
knee brace. Though lenox-Hill is VERY sturdy but it's also weighted a
full 2lb which further decreased my vertical.

Has anyone used or see other players use any other type of knee brace
in vball games with satisfactory result? Or maybe it's time for me to
pack up and play golf instead :(

Thanks,

F. Chang
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Best ankle support?

Post by Jay C Koe » Tue, 13 Sep 1994 22:10:35

Hi All

I'm looking to get a pair of Active Ankle braces but I'd like to save
some $.  'Nashbar wants $37.90 for them, each.  Anyone know someplace
cheaper that I can get them?  Even if they're just advertised there, I can
get Spike Nashbar to beat their price.

Thanks a lot!

Jay Koelb


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Best ankle support?

Post by Jay C Koe » Tue, 13 Sep 1994 22:14:08

Hey

I've got a good friend who just started classes at Lynn University in
Boca Raton who needs to get hooked up with some good players down there.
He's a great setter.  

e-mail me and I'll tell you how to get in touch w/ him.


Thanks

Jay
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Best ankle support?

Post by rhy.. » Fri, 16 Sep 1994 07:43:28

hi...i have some info to offer, re: your request for knee brace sources.

please let me begin, by saying: I AM NOT A DOCTOR! please be sure TO SEE
YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BUYING/TRYING A NEW BRACE!!!!

sorry about the yelling...i don't want to mess up anyone's knees!

i was using a lenox hill knee brace...yes, it was sturdy, but it was
heavy, and also restrictive to a normal jumping motion. i went to my
orthopedist, and told him that i wanted him to rebuild my knee, because i
was very uncomfortable playing with the lenox hill brace. he talked me
out of the surgery, and suggested that i try getting fitted for a cti-2
brace. i was doubtful, but i agreed.

having now spent three plus months with the brace, in sand, grass, and
indoor play, i can say that the cti-2 brace is wonderful. i can't believe
how unobtrusive it is; i forget that i am wearing a brace most of the time.

the brace is very stable: carbon and titanium fibers that are woven
together and dunked in some sort of epoxy (at least that's what it looks
like to me!).  it weighs only about 6-8 ounces, and it's very rugged.

i've only noticed one drawback: i get very strange tan lines on my bad leg.

good luck with your knee; i hope this info has helped.

-rob