Hey guys, hopefully some of you will remember me from the Sidewalk forum. Been a while since I posted. I basically stopped posting as I pretty much stopped skating for about 5 years thanks mainly to family/responsibilities etc.
Long story short, I miss it like crazy and I want to get back into it. The problem is, family and responsibilities weren’t the only things that led to me stopping. I have also got two rubbish ankles. I skated for about 20 years (I’m 37) and my ankles (as well as my shins, heels etc) have paid the price. I suffer from ankle pain to this day as I have sprained both of my ankles multiple times and ruptured all the ligaments in one really badly on one occasion. As such, while I’m mad keen to start again, I’m a bit tentative. I know from before that some of you guys are around my age and have been skating for just as long, if not longer. I’m basically resigned to the fact that low impact is my future, lots of slappies, no complies and manuals with some mini ramp skating hopefully but I’m after some advice on ankle supports and general routines which will help me to make sure I don’t end up crocked all the time and don’t do any further damage.
I definitely need ankle supports/braces for both of my ankles and I’m wondering what you guys use? Any other advice you can give would be massively appreciated.
Thanks in advance!