I've seen this thread posted before but I have a different question and it pertains to my ankles and shoes.
I've rolled my ankle 8 times now. I was wondering if anyone out there wears high top dance shoes. (I doubt it, but I have to ask.) Or, if you have any advice on proper shoes for chronic ankle injuries, let me know. My doc said basketball shoes, but I don't see myself hooping in those. They have to be shoes that support my ankles. I found these:
I can't seem to find anything else and am starting to feel that it is hopeless. I can't roll it again because my blood could go into the joints and give me arthritis (yippee for blood thinners complicating my life...) And no, barefoot is no longer an option. :( Anything you guys know or find is appreciated. :)
I bought those on Ebay...they are called Georgia 17 I think. :) They sell them elsewhere online too. :)
I had one in the past to that...it tore so hard that the tendon ripped of some bone. Of course, I just found out about it yesterday....thanks docs in the past for keeping me informed.....:(
I rolled my ankle when I was younger and I understand what a frustration that can be! I have been hooping in Barefoot Running Shoes, they are low profile, protect your feet and are as close to barefoot as shoes come. Plus they come in lots of styles, hopefully one will work for you. My Husband and best friend are both runners and I hoop but we all wear Vibrams (barefoot running shoes)
I like buying most of my shoes in store but there is one site I sometimes get shoes from http://salsashoesonline.com/ they're really comfortable. My wife has bought a couple of pairs from them and believes they give her great support on the heel.
As for the ankle soreness, I recommend icing after every practice and always keep them elevated.