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Aircast #1 AirHeel Great Ankle Support

$35.40 $31.88

The Aircast AirHeel™ brace treats plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, and heel pain by applying pulsating compression with every step, which helps reduce swelling and enhance circulation. The AirHeel brace is ideal for all activity levels. Constructed of lightweight breathable fabric, the AirHeel brace is simple to apply – just slip it on like a sock and adjust the fit with one strap.

Here’s how it works…The AirHeel™ brace is equipped with two interconnected aircells located under the foot arch and in back of the achilles tendon. When you take a step, the first air chamber (under the arch) begins to collapse thus reducing the stress to the plantar fascia under the arch. Air is forced into the chamber surrounding the achilles tendon which then inflates. The inflated achilles chamber applies compression to the achilles tendon to shorten the lever arm thus reducing strain on the tendon.

The Aircast AirHeel brace is used to treat or prevent the following injuries:
* Plantar fasciitis
* Achilles tendonitis
* Heel pain

SMALL . . . (M: up to 7, W: up to 8 ½)
MEDIUM . . . (M: 7 – 11 ½, W: 8 ½ – 12 ½)
LARGE . . . (M: 11 ½+, W: 13+)
Packaging:
1/Box

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Aircast AirHeel Ankle SupportAircast AirHeel Ankle Support

The Aircast AirHeel™ ankle support brace treats plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and heel pain by applying pulsating compression with every step while wearing the ankle support, which helps reduce swelling and enhance circulation. The AirHeel ankle support brace is ideal for all activity levels. Constructed of lightweight breathable fabric, the AirHeel ankle support brace is simple to apply – just slip it on like a sock and adjust the fit with one strap.

Here’s how it works…The AirHeel™ brace is equipped with two interconnected aircells located under the foot arch and in back of the Achilles tendon. When you take a step, the first air chamber (under the arch) begins to collapse thus reducing the stress to the plantar fascia under the arch. Air is forced into the chamber surrounding the Achilles tendon which then inflates. The inflated Achilles chamber applies compression to the Achilles tendon to shorten the lever arm thus reducing strain on the tendon.

The Aircast AirHeel brace is used to treat or prevent the following injuries:
* Plantar fasciitis
* Achilles tendonitis
* Heel pain

SMALL . . . (M: up to 7, W: up to 8 ½)
MEDIUM . . . (M: 7 – 11 ½, W: 8 ½ – 12 ½)
LARGE . . . (M: 11 ½+, W: 13+)
Packaging:
1/Box

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis (say: plant-er fash-ee-eye-tis) is a common cause of pain in the heel of your foot. Your heel may hurt, feel hot, swell, or turn red. This is called inflammation. The inflammation occurs in the plantar fascia, which is a thin layer of tough tissue that supports the arch of the foot. The pain is usually worse when you first get out of bed.

What causes plantar fasciitis?

The cause is usually some combination of tightness of the foot and the calf, weakness of the foot, improper athletic training, or stress on the arch of the foot. Also, too much use (running too far, too fast, too soon), shoes that do not fit, or certain play or work actions can hurt the plantar fascia.

What are signs of plantar fasciitis?

The classic sign of plantar fasciitis is that the worst pain occurs with the first few steps in the morning, but not every patient will have this symptom. Patients often notice pain at the beginning of activity that lessens or resolves as they warm up. The pain may also occur with prolonged standing and is sometimes accompanied by stiffness. In more severe cases, the pain will also worsen toward the end of the day.

Source: (aafp.org)

How to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Pain?

Steps you can take to help reduce heel pain when you take your first steps after getting out of bed. You can:

Wear a night splint while you sleep. Night splints hold the ankle and foot in a position that keeps the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia slightly stretched.
Massage the bottom of your foot across the width of the plantar fascia before getting out of bed.
Always wear shoes when you get out of bed, even if it is just to go to the bathroom. Quality sandals, athletic shoes, or any other comfortable shoes with good arch supports will work.

Source: (peacehealth.org)

What stretching exercises to do before getting out of bed?

Many people with plantar fasciitis have intense heel pain in the morning when they take their first steps after getting out of bed. This pain comes from the tightening of the plantar fascia that occurs during sleep. Stretching or massaging the plantar fascia before standing up can often reduce heel pain.

Stretch your foot by flexing it up and down 10 times before standing.
Do toe stretches to stretch the plantar fascia.
Use a towel to stretch the bottom of your foot.
Source: (peacehealth.org)

 

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