Immobilization of the joint= more capabilities, like long bike rides in the woods

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.

This Brace does not help a whole lot for the bicycle, its wonderful to walk in. I can’t walk without it. I had to make something like this but much stiffer to ride bikes in.


A mountain bike ride that I can only do because of my homemade ankle brace. This gives me my freedom back and a stokes lot of hope.

A mountain bike ride that I can only do because of my homemade ankle brace. This gives me my freedom back and a stokes lot of hope.

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