Bauerfeind AchilloTrain Achilles Tendon Support
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- Visco-elastic heel-wedge is incorporated in the support to raise the heel for pain relief of the Achilles tendon with an additional heel-wedge provided for the unaffected foot to prevent leg length discrepancies
- Promotes proprioception, thus increasing stabilization
- Provides peak shock load reduction to joints and back with both heel cushions in place ideal for Achilles tendonitis, Achilles tendon strains, bursitis of the Achilles and post-Achilles tendon rupture
- Machine washable
- Made in Germany with the highest quality standards
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IndicationsAchilles Tendonitis. Tendon strains and ruptures. Bursitis. Haglund's Deformity. Sever's Disease.
Top Customer Reviews
Recently, my right achilles began to hurt after softball games and I started to panic. I remember my left achilles feeling the same way in the months leading up to the rupture, and I feared I would be looking at another surgery if I continued playing without addressing the issue. I've been wearing an ankle brace on the right foot as a precaution but the area still hurt with the tendinitis. I didn't want to give up softball as I get enjoyment out of the game and it keeps me active, so I started looking at support braces which are specifically designed to support the achilles.
I was most worried this particular brace was going to end up being too tight or too loose (based on some of the other reviews here), but it fit perfectly and gave me more confidence as soon as I put it on. I can only guess the people who have been complaining didn't go to the manufacturer's Web site [...] to see how to correctly measure to choose the appropriate size. You need to measure the circumference of your ankle ABOVE the lateral malleolus (the "knob" on the outside of your ankle) and compare it to the chart on the manufacturer's Web site to choose the correct size.
I've worn the brace now for two softball outings and the tendon soreness I was experiencing after the games has virtually disappeared. It is well worth the money if it keeps me playing and away from the operating table. Trust me, a hundred dollar investment is chump change compared to the misery of dealing with a rupture and the long recovery period after surgery.Read more ›
I played pro-basketball, but decided to give it up until I got better, as to not risk tearing my achilles. As a result, I gained 30 pounds, still had the hard callus on the back of my heel, and had a bad burning pain running up and down my calf from my achilles.
I thought to order this brace a year and a half ago, but felt it was too much money for a brace that I didn't "need" (the doctors kept saying rest and theraphy would heal it). This year, I decided, "I tried everything else, why not invest in this and see how it goes"? I'M SOOO HAPPY I BOUGHT THIS! I WISH I'D BOUGHT IT SOONER! ;-) After the few seconds that I put it on, I felt IMMEDIATE RELIEF! I did an intense beach bootcamp workout the second day I had it (trying to lose the 30lbs) and I had NO PAIN afterwards..not from my achilles anyways.
I look forward to getting back to basketball and not walking with a limp, w/this brace, I'm optimistic about the future!
So I just received the brace and threw it on to give it try, already I can tell a difference in the pain/comfort, and the peace of mind for the protection. If you're like me (post op) or have Achilles issues, I would highly recommend the brace, so far so good! Granted I'm not up and running marathons (yet), but I can definitely feel more comfort and less pain with the Brace
As previous the previous reviews stated...the only negative thus far is the cost, but at this point anything is worth it to help me walk again without my crutches.
I wore it to one workout--about an hour and a half total--and it caused me so much more pain than I had been in when I went to similar training sessions without it.
To be clear, I spent time on the Bauerfeind website and measured carefully according to their instructions to make sure I got the right size. I read the booklet and all the instructions to make sure I was using it right.
The bottom line is, this just did not work for me and did more harm than good...and was not user error.
It also left a very bad taste in my mouth that I have to pay return postage AND eat a 20% "restocking fee" because it is considered a "medical device." I get it, they are perfectly within their rights to do this, but it stinks for me to have experienced additional pain when I wore this and then have to take the added hit of losing money on top of it...so buyer beware. This may be the brace for you, but if it's not, you're going to be out about $30 net.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Product is well made and works as described. In my case I should have purchased a smaller size. Once swelling decreased it does not have the same supportPublished 1 day ago by M.S. O'Keefe
I have Haglunds and tried a few "cheaper" ankle supports. I finally ordered this and now wish that I had bought it from the beginning. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Ejjwarm
Gives great support to weakened ankles after surgery and beyond.Published 1 month ago by Bonnie Gogolski
Very helpful. Not only is it making it less painful behind my heel and as a bonus my injured knee has shown improvement, I think because since the heel is elevated my knee does not... Read morePublished 1 month ago by aiv
Absolutely worth it, am in the business of orthotic and this brace work very well. Am using it on myself and it works it's a very good productPublished 1 month ago by Randi
Really helps relieve pressure and helps with healing the injury.Published 1 month ago by John Veloso Ouano