This image of a recent bike ride below is not me bragging… this is testament to what a strong ankle brace has done for me. Immobilizing the ankle completely makes for a better day.
This ride would be impossible without my brace. The brace is like a 1000% improvement over going without a brace.
While I made my brace at home (after reading up on the subject and youtubing how boats and syrfboards and car parts are made from fiberglass and carbon fiber) and I know not everyone can do this at home, but by asking around, i belive most folks can find someone who knows how to cast the lower leg and make a very rigid shell out of fiberglass in epoxy resin. If you do try this, I really recommend wrapping it to the leg with “cohesive bandages”. Its a stretchy tape that sticks to itself but is not sticky. Dont wrap it too tight…it gets uncomfortable. Contact me for finer details.