Ankle support better than an air cast?

Ankle support better than an air cast?

Post by Steve Glidd » Sat, 12 Mar 1994 07:03:37


Hi,

 I recently sprained my ankle and have been wearing an air cast for
protection. I find it very restrictive
and was wondering if anyone knows of anything better that would provide
support for twisting of
the ankle while allowing vertical flexibility?

 Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Stephen Glidden

 
 
 

Ankle support better than an air cast?

Post by Eric Wa » Sat, 12 Mar 1994 18:11:24

Quote:

>I've been using the Safety Ankle Brace from Stuffit Volleyball ... for
>two years now and have not suffered a sprain since I started wearing
>them.

    Have they actually prevented any sprains in that time?  i.e. were
    there any situations where you would have sprained an ankle except
    that you were wearing these braces?

    BTW, are there any recommended ways to plant your feet as you're
    *landing*?  From simple biomechanics, I hypothesize that you should
    land on both feet, with your soles flat, with your knees slightly
    bent.  Don't land toes-first: if your toes get caught on something
    on the way down, like a blocker's shoe, your whole foot will pivot
    around your ankle in ways Nature never intended.  I did this while
    walking down a staircase a few years ago; my foot overshot the
    stair, my heel just barely grazed the edge and slipped over, my
    toes got driven into the next stair down, and my foot and leg flexed
    relative to each other like an elbow does when you do a push-up,
    only ankles aren't elbows.

    About four times in recent memory, I've nigh-sprained an ankle and
    escaped without injury.  That's where I roll my foot on something
    and come down *** the edge, only my knee(s) buckle and/or I
    rotate my hips before I put any real weight on my foot, and instead
    of spraining anything, I just end up on my butt, or close to it,
    with momentary ankle soreness.  Lucky, I guess ... but it seems to
    me that one can sometimes avert an injury-in-progress with a
    suitably *** bail-out maneuver.

Eric Wang


 
 
 

Ankle support better than an air cast?

Post by Albert Hs » Sun, 20 Mar 1994 08:23:25


Quote:


>>I've been using the Safety Ankle Brace from Stuffit Volleyball ... for
>>two years now and have not suffered a sprain since I started wearing
>>them.

>    Have they actually prevented any sprains in that time?  i.e. were
>    there any situations where you would have sprained an ankle except
>    that you were wearing these braces?

Yes.  I've been prone to sprains in which I roll the ankle joint towards
the outside.  These have occured mainly through landing on standards and
other people's feet (centerline violations).   I have duplicated the
previous two situations while wearing the Safety Brace, and they have
prevented sprains in each case.

  "The Damn Kid"                                           __ O
   Albert Hsu                                            _ \ <_  


 
 
 

Ankle support better than an air cast?

Post by Geoff Ha » Thu, 21 Apr 1994 04:36:04


Quote:
(Steve Glidden) writes:
>Hi,
> I recently sprained my ankle and have been wearing an air cast for
>protection. I find it very restrictive
>and was wondering if anyone knows of anything better that would provide
>support for twisting of
>the ankle while allowing vertical flexibility?
> Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
>Thanks,
>Stephen Glidden

All I know is that an air cast is a bad idea...stick with the ankle brace.

-Geoff