After breaking her ankle, Betsy is so glad she had her shinfinTM fins for quick rehabilitation swimming, and then for swimming and snorkeling in Hawaii. Because they strap above her ankles, they don’t stress her ankle joint like regular foot flippers. The fins also allow her to recover from ankle replacement surgery, by minimising stress on her new ankle whilst allowing supple ankle movement. As an extra benefit, she found her shinfinTM fins take up less luggage room than regular snorkeling fins. This is because shinfinTM fins do not need a foot pocket, so they are flatter, stronger and lighter.
Betsy’s review from Cincinnati, USA
“I have used my shinfinTM fins on several trips to Hawaii, and couldn’t be happier. So glad I bought them! After I broke my ankle, I used the shinfinTM fins to help rehabilitate in my neighbor’s pool. And it was important for me to rehabilitate quickly, because I had a trip planned to visit my son in Hawaii – where I was able to walk, swim, and snorkel!”
“I’m so grateful that I found your website, and I think your product could be helpful for a lot of other people. An added benefit of shinfinTM fins is that they take up less room in my luggage than snorkel fins. Thanks again!”
Betsy’s review: Fins for broken ankle rehabilitation swimming & snorkeling
“I have not yet had the chance to try out my shinfinTM fins. I bought them for a trip we’re making to Hawaii in August. But, as luck would have it, I fell and broke my bad ankle. So I’m just starting to walk again. I can’t wait to see how I can make them work!”
All the best for a speedy recovery. I look forward to hearing how you go with your fins later on. One of their many benefits, is that they don’t stress your ankles like regular foot flippers.
“I know! You have no idea how excited I was to find them. (Well, maybe you do.) I thought my snorkeling days were over. In fact, I thought my swimming days were over!”
I look forward to hearing about your new swimming and snorkeling experiences later.
Betsy (17 months later)
“Just a note to let you know that I have used my shinfinTM fins on several trips to Hawaii, and couldn’t be happier!”
“I’m having ankle replacement surgery in early January. So, if all goes well, my ankle will become more functional. My shinfinTM fins will still be useful to me to minimize stress on the new ankle. So glad I bought them!”
“Hope your business is doing well. I gave a recommendation to my ankle surgeon, and gave him your website info.”
It is wonderful to hear how happy you are with your shinfin™ fins for your snorkeling trips to Hawaii. Yes, they do indeed reduce stress on your ankles. In complete contrast to regular foot flippers which add significantly to ankle stress.
And many thanks for recommending them to your ankle surgeon. That is very good of you and I certainly appreciate it. All the best for your ankle replacement. I’d love to hear how your shinfin™ fins help you rebuild your strength afterwards, if you get a moment to email me please.
Meanwhile, can I ask a favour please? Would you mind if I put some extracts from your emails on the website? I like the way you have written and I think it would be useful for other people to read what you have said.
“I would be happy for you to use my comments on your website. I have been so disabled by the issues with my left ankle (instability from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, then arthritis) that many of my favorite activities have been impossible for me for many years (hiking, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling). After I broke my ankle (a year and a half ago – and yes, it was that same left ankle!), I used the shinfinTM fins to help rehabilitate in my neighbor’s pool. And it was important for me to rehabilitate quickly, because I had a trip planned to visit my son in Hawaii – where I was able to walk, swim, and snorkel!”
“I’m so grateful that I found your website, and I think your product could be helpful for a lot of other people.”
“An added benefit of shinfinTM fins is that they take up less room in my luggage than snorkel fins. Thanks again!”
Thank you for your kind reply and permission. Personal recommendation is very important to help a new product like this along, so I really appreciate it. It is wonderful to hear how your shinfin™ fins helped you to quickly rehabilitate your broken ankle so you can walk again, as well as enjoy swimming and snorkeling too of course.
Yes, lots of people like the fact that shinfin™ fins are lightweight, pack flat together, and take up less room in their luggage. Foot flippers are so cumbersome in comparison.
Please let me know how you progress whenever you get a chance to email me. I’d love to hear and I’m here to help you get the best from your fins.
If you break your ankle or injure yourself in other ways, shinfinTM fins can speed up your swimming rehabilitation so you can use them for swimming, snorkeling and your ther water activities again. They don’t stress your ankle joint like regular foot flippers because they strap above your ankles. The fins can also help you to recover from ankle, knee or hip replacement surgeries. They minimise stress on your new joints and encourage supple ankle movement. Furthermore, shinfinTM fins do not need a foot pocket. So they are lighter, stronger, flatter and require less luggage space than regular foot fins.
Related rehabilitation reviews of shinfinTM fins show less ankle, knee and back pain, less back and knee pain after knee replacement, walking in a pool to recover from back surgery and training for a below knee amputee. Another interesting review shows over 10 years of rehabilitation from knee reconstruction, back fusion and Achilles tendonitis. Further reviews illustrate snorkeling after practising in a pool and light and easy packing for snorkeling and swimming.