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McDavid Achilles Tendon Support

by McDavid

Price: $12.99 - $43.74
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  • Adjustable two way stretch neoprene wrap that provides thermal therapy as well as compression and soft tissue support
  • Helps relieve force caused by running and jumping to reduce minor/moderate pain from Achilles tendonitis
  • Applies constant, mild compression at the Achilles tendon through the use of a tubular buttress
  • Fits right or left ankle

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Product Description

Design disperses force caused by running, jumping and minor/moderate pain from tendonitis Adjustable strap with semi-tubular buttress applies constant, pain-relieving compression at the Achilles tendon Latex-free neoprene provides thermal/compression therapy Adjustable 2-way stretch strap 
with hook and loop closure Fits left or right Sizing (Shoe Size) S/M: Men's 6-11, Women's 7-12 L/XL: Men's 11-16, Women's 12-16

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B003554I5A
  • Item model number: 436R
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,468 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By S. Der on April 16, 2012
Size: Large/X-LargeColor: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this strap and it does work. As many other reviewers have said, the strap is a bit longer than expected when you loop it around the bottom of the foot. It's okay for me because I don't wear it that much and only if i need it.

Speaking of wearing this strap. The strap isn't supposed to be worn all time. The item says on the back of the box, one should only wear it for 2 to 3 hours and then take it off. I think this is true because you don't want to have your foot get too depended on using the strap and so, only wear it when needed.

The strap is good if you want to keep the achilles tendon from moving around so much and making the foot more stable. Since my achilles tendon injury, I only tend to use it to work out in. I used to wear it just walking around places, but my achilles got better and now I'm okay without it now.

I do recommend this product, if you have achilles injury that is healing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By justaguy on February 14, 2012
Size: Small/MediumColor: Black
I had an insertional achilles tendinosis issue. This product did not help me. Fit was not good, support almost not at all. Better option : Take small steps when walking, get a "night splint" (the one I used is Active Ankle Dns Dorsal Night Splint Small (men 5-10 Women 5-9 1/2) but others look OK too), do "gastroc stretch" and "eccentric heel drop" (put weight on other foot when returning the effected foot to the start position).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By lhayungs on June 28, 2011
Size: Large/X-LargeColor: Black Verified Purchase
I was having a lot of tenderness in the back of my heel after running, so I quit running for a month or so to heal and as soon as I started again I had the same problem. So I bought this strap to wear during running and it helps a great deal. Way less discomfort after a run.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nikki's Opinion on October 2, 2013
Size: Small/MediumColor: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this to support an Achilles tendon. I liked that it was light and easy to put on. The only reason I gave it a four star rating is that after walking about a mile (during a daily 2.5 mile trek) it was uncomfortable. .. Or about an hour around the house.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris on July 11, 2013
Size: Large/X-LargeColor: Black Verified Purchase
My achilles feels so much better when I run with this on. It does not seem to work for everyone, but for the cost I thought I would give it a try. It was worth it

update 10/8/13 I have continued to use this off and on. When my achilles flares up and is tender, I can put this on every time and be able to run without discomfort. If my achilles feels great, I just go without it. It has without question, allowed me to train much more than I would have been able to without it. Working on my first marathon now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael V. Schmelzer on July 29, 2013
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This support works great. The tubular buttress relieves pressure at the point where the tendon attaches to the heel. Simple and effective. Would be difficult to wear with shoes, but with backless sandals or clogs it's great. Not effective for long periods of time, I use it when my Achilles is sore from over exertion or strain. It almost instantly relieves 80 to 90% of the pain. My tendonitis is pretty bad and I use this support at least once or twice a day. It has never failed to give me major relief. I recommend it highly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Mahoney on January 28, 2014
Size: Large/X-LargeColor: Black Verified Purchase
I ordered this for a client, and it greatly reduced his heel/foot pain within a week!! Great quality and excellent price, plus fits a large ankle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shawn Silliman on June 15, 2013
Size: Large/X-LargeColor: Black Verified Purchase
I pulled both of my tendons practicing for an alumni football game. The supports really helped relieve some of the pain while running.
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