Best boots for bad ankle?
Posted 23 April 2007 - 12:06 PM
Posted 23 April 2007 - 01:22 PM
My main comment is that my ankles haven't given me a problem in quite some time. There are quite a few exercises out there to strengthen your ankles. Mostly involve balance exercises of one kind or another. It can take quite a while to get better but it worked for me.
Posted 23 April 2007 - 01:33 PM
Posted 23 April 2007 - 06:09 PM
Posted 24 April 2007 - 07:31 PM
I see you went for the sg10 boot. This boot seemed to have the most ankle support out of sidi/tech 10/oxtar/garnea. but was just too narrow for my wide foot, and the sole is no were near as stiff as the sidi SRS .
I purchased the sidi crossfire SRS version, yes this boot has more flex then the standard crossfire, but the sole is solid and will not flex. I can land from errosion mounds and not feel the peg or have any pain at all. (note I cant jump up and down on the spot with bare feet without pain) so the stiff sole is a huge bonus.
Posted 25 April 2007 - 07:48 AM
That said, I don't believe it as I went through a period of repeated ankle sprains from running, and focused on getting my ankles stronger. Long time since the last sprain.
Talk to a trainer or do some research on ankle-specific exercises to make them stronger. I no longer remember what routines I did back then, but they must have worked.
Posted 25 April 2007 - 01:47 PM
I've been happy with my SG10's.
The weights and running don't do much to prevent your ankle from having weakness laterally. You need to find stability exercises. Many of these will be simple balance exercises that will help strengthen the muscles that stabilize your ankle (besides - more balance is always a good thing). A google search will give you ideas but a single visit to a good PT could show you what to do, how often and how to do it correctly. There are also good ankle braces out there and you can learn how to tape or wrap for extra support (won't help you get stronger though).
The key work on gaining stability while not rolling it over and losing your gains. It'll take time.
Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:08 PM
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:02 PM
Also, make sure you keep up with the stretches, my left ankle is not very stable if compared to my right, and I can really feel it in my achilles tendon when trying to balance.
Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:44 PM