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Achilles Tendonitis is a painful condition that affects the large tendon on the back of your ankle. An acute tendon overload causes pain in the Achilles Tendon by sudden increases in activity levels such as walking, standing, running or impact sports. Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis include stiffness in the morning when you get out of bed and walking after prolonged sitting. There is pain at the start of an activity which eases during the activity but becomes worse afterwards. At the same time, an acute episode of Achilles tendonitis can be constantly painful with activity and to touch.
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The best Achilles Tendonitis braces should provide compression, Achilles Tendon padding and a heel raise. The compression helps to control swelling within the tendon and the back of the ankle. At the same time, the padding around the Achilles Tendon is beneficial for acute tendonitis that is hyper-sensitive to touch. There is extensive evidence that a heel lift is an effective pain relief for an Achilles Tendon by shortening the tendon and reducing the load placed through it.
James McCormack is a Physical Therapist who specialises in knee, foot & ankle injuries. www.james-mccormack.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. The money earned from this helps us to create free educational content.
We recommend the Medi Achimed Achilles Tendonitis brace for mild to moderate symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis due to its slip-on compression sleeve, which is durable and washable.
The gel pad on the back of the ankle helps to protect the Achilles Tendon while they supply a heel raise to put in your shoe that can provide pain relief to your Achilles Tendon.Buy Now
We recommend the Bauerfeind Achilltrain to all our patients as their products are exceptional and highly effective.
The tight-knit and slick compression sleeve has two cushioned pads that run along either side of your Achilles Tendon to protect it from the irritation of your shoe.
The Bauerfeind Achilltrain has a built-in heel raise for pain relief; inside the sleeve, it doesn’t move around, which can be uncomfortable.
The Bauerfeind Achilltrain is on the higher end of the price scale, but if you have the correct diagnosis, it is a highly effective form of pain relief.Buy Now