I could do with some suggestions on ankle braces. The main problem I've got is a sharp pain right inside the joint that gets worse if the joint is compressed so bending my foot forwards is painful, trying to walk down stairs is particularly bad for it.
So far I've tried the top one herehttp://www.bodybraces.co.uk/acatalog/An ... races.html
Deluxe Canvas Lace-up Ankle Brace
Which does seem to help a bit but it's a not really possible to get it laced up any way so that it provides some support but without putting any pressure on the sore bit so it ends up making me worse. And today I've had thishttp://physiosupplies.com/acatalog/Airc ... races.html
arrive in the post, which doesn't seem to cause any problems pressing on the hurty bit but also doesn't seem to provide any support at all, certainly not the kind I'm after.
I did ask prof G about braces when I last saw him and he just suggested I try boots and I did get some walking boots but I'm a size 7 AA width so normal shoes don't fit me properly, no matter how tight I do up the boots they just don't give me any real support. I do buy specialist width fitting shoes but can't find any boots anywhere.
I really need to do something, my knees and hips are starting to be a real problem and I'm convinced that's largely down to muscle wastage from not walking, I really need to get back on my feet.