Originally Posted by Gimpinator
Get good boots with solid ankle support!..... You will need similar sturdy boots for street riding as well.
+1 after two tedious recoveries from lower leg injuries i wear oxtar mx boots with extra ankle support for road riding too. looks vaguely ridiculous clumping into coffee shops but worth it when saving your feet, ankle and lower legs in offs.
my docs said no supplements will help if you have a healthy diet, but suggested calcium tablets only if diet didnt provide this (e.g. not drinking milk). once the docs clear you for load bearing, get in heaps of exercise and stretching. you'll probably find the ankle will never 100% recover but continuing exercise and stretches etc in the years ahead will maximize what you can regain, and protect ligaments in future spills.