I have been an avid “ankle-breaker” who gets himself into trouble every 1 or 2 weeks: depending on how bad the sprain should have been, it may take me one week or two to get back to the court. Yet, regardless of the protection braces that I wear, the next sprain is always around the corner.
Thankfully, I was introduced to the master of orthopedic ped, Vahan Agbabian, who gracefully saved me from such infinite loop of ankle-sprains.
Well, the writing here applies to Umich Graduate Student who has a GSI or GSRA assignment, as the insurance will cover the Orthopedic Peds in full. If you are not sure about your insurance, try to get the referral anyways as it should be costless (refer 2. below for more information).
Special thanks to Dr. Mike Corrigan, who kindly sent me to Vahan for the Orthopedic Peds.
After wearing the customized Orthopedic peds (footwear), I have been playing pick-up basketball for 2 months without any ankle-sprain. This has never happened previously in my life. To a certain extent, I should have grown addiction to these peds.