The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body. Once strained or partially torn, the wide fan-shaped tendon’s function is compromised and requires a brace or support for relief. If you have swelling or pain in your heel or calf area from Achilles, then an Achilles tendon brace can help.
We have a wide selection of Achilles tendon brace options for patients. We recommended knit style braces and supports with an integrated heel wedge to help take pressure off of the tendon. These supports provide compression and improved circulation to help reduce pain and swelling.
Many Achilles brace styles have inserts along the tendon to enhance blood flow to help with healing. These can help make daily walking activities easier and reduce irritation in your calf muscles when you return to sports with running and jumping movements.
If you have just ruptured your tendon then the recommended solution is to select a tall walking boot for immobilization and protection instead of an ankle brace and visit your healthcare professional for evaluation and treatment of your injury.
Need help finding an Achilles tendon brace that really works? Our customer service team of medical professionals can help you find the appropriate brace or compression sleeve for your injury.