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ankle brace

Jimbob_no5Jimbob_no5 Posts: 1,568
edited April 2009 in MTB general
Recently sprained my ankle, its feeling plenty better now but i want to put something on it while im out on saturday riding.

I don't have time to order/buy anything and get it delivered in time so anything DIY i could use :lol:


jim
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  • TorresTorres Posts: 1,266
    Bandages?
    Tubigrip?
    Bubblewrap and Cotton Wool? :wink:
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  • benneallybenneally Posts: 973
    those bandages that stick to themselves? if you rap that round your ankle a few times it will be quite good. Or ask around for an ankle support? someone you know must have one!
  • _Ferret__Ferret_ Posts: 660
    some sturdy walking boots with very high sides.
    Not really active
  • Zeroman_IRZeroman_IR Posts: 290
    Any of these should be better than strapping. I use a 661 wrist support myself and find it excellent. Very comfortable, you forget you're even wearing it.
  • MeddlEMeddlE Posts: 322
    I personally use this

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=1959

    as I have 9 screws and a metal plate in my ankle, gives me all the confidence I need. Highly recommended.
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    go into Boots...they do wrist and ankle support thingies.....
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  • Jimbob_no5Jimbob_no5 Posts: 1,568
    cheers for that cee, theres a boots where i live, ill get one tonight
    Pinkbike

    I believe in only 2 things in life.
    1) Drink is not my friend
    2) D-Locking cnuts ;)
  • MeddlEMeddlE Posts: 322
    There is a huge difference between an ankle support (tubi-grip or neoprene) and an ankle brace (661 Pro).
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    Jimbob_no5 wrote:
    cheers for that cee, theres a boots where i live, ill get one tonight

    no probs.
    MeddlE wrote:
    There is a huge difference between an ankle support (tubi-grip or neoprene) and an ankle brace (661 Pro).

    Indeed. a brace is much hardercorer than a support, but for a simple sprain support is probably enough.

    The other thing I have done in the past with wrists and ankles is simply to get some thick medical fabric tape and just tape the offending ankle or wrist so that it can't move.
    Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I believe in the future of the human race.

    H.G. Wells.
  • Jimbob_no5Jimbob_no5 Posts: 1,568
    got a sports ankle support, makes riding much more comfortable :D and only £6
    Pinkbike

    I believe in only 2 things in life.
    1) Drink is not my friend
    2) D-Locking cnuts ;)
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