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|::||Product Name:||Juzo Achillease|
|::||Size:||Small, Medium, Large|
|::||Packaging:||Sold Individually (One sock in a retail package)|
Stock Number: 3021ADE16 L, 3021ADE16 M, 3021ADE16 S
Who is it for?
This unique product combines the benefits of a medical-grade compression stocking with the comfortable and consistent stretching of the Achilles tendon. It is designed for the marathon runner, the weekend warrior, the casual athlete, or anyone seeking the benefits of the stretching of the Achilles tendon during periods of inactivity. The Achillease is for anybody who:
- Experiences the symptoms of Achilles tendinitis as determined by a doctor
- Wishes to maintain the stretch of the Achilles tendon as an adjunct therapy
- Wishes to experience the benefits of compression therapy
- Experiences the symptoms of heel pain
What is Achilles tendinitis?
The Achilles tendon connects the heel of the foot to the calf muscle. It is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. It carries a person's full body weight with each step, and it plays an integral role in things like standing up on the toes, walking, running, and jumping. Achilles tendinitis is often marked by a gradual onset of soreness or stiffness and possible inflammation in the Achilles tendon. Approximately 11% of all runners experience Achilles tendinitis. It is common but treatable.
What causes Achilles tendinitis?
- Sudden stress or trauma to the Achilles tendon
- Chronic stress or repeated impact on the Achilles tendon
- Ill-fitting or improper footwear
- Sudden increase in training
- Lack of flexibility
What are the symptoms?
- Soreness, stiffness, or pain in the Achilles tendon, often in the back of the heel
- Swelling or thickening of the Achilles tendon
- Pronounced pain when pushing off, jumping, or after long periods of inactivity
How Achillease Works
This comfortable compression stocking hugs the leg from mid-foot to just below the calf. Velcro ties attach around the ball of the foot to the D rings at the top of the stocking, holding the foot at a 90 degree angle where the achilles tendon is in its natural elongated stretch. Stretching of the achilles tendon has proven the strengthening of fibers in the tissue preventing any further damage. Great for rehabilitation of the tendon.
What Makes the Achillease Stocking DIfferent? Achillease is slim, soft, similar to a sock, and very comfortable to wear. The silicone band located at the top of the Achillease gently grip the leg to hold the stocking in place. Achillease is made of a compression hosiery that is known to increase circulation. Controlled compression rom the ankle and calf drains lactic acid from the calf which is beneficial post-recovery to the "slow-twitch" and "fast-twitch" muscles.
Achillease Usage Instructions
1. Achillease comes with a Slippie to provide a smooth surface covering the foot and toes that aids in the donning of the stocking. First, slip the Slippie on your foot.
2. Take the Achillease and fold over the top border of the stocking, exposing the silicone beads.
3. Slide the stocking over the Slippie and gently pull it up your leg.
4. Once the stocking is on, unfold the top border so that the silicone beads are in contact with your skin.
5. The top of the stocking should rest just below your knee. Remove the Slippie from your foot.
6. A long strap is included with the stocking. Insert the strap through the pocket found on the bottom of the stocking. The Velcro on the strap should be facing down toward the floor. Raise your foot to approximately 90 degrees to your leg. Bring the right strap up and through the left D ring until the strap is taut, then fasten Velcro to strap.
7. Repeat step 6 with the left strap.
When both straps are Velcro fastened, the foot should be supported by the Achillease in a position approximately 90 degrees to your leg.
When removing the Achillease, do this procedure in reverse order. It is not necessary to use the Slippie when removing the Achillease.