The Oppo Medical Achilles Protection Pad is designed to protect your Achilles tendon by reducing friction between your footwear and the back of your heel and your Achilles tendon.
This product will be of benefit to anyone suffering from Achilles tendon injury or from inflammation of the tendon (which itself can be due to an overuse injury). If you are suffering from bursitis in your Achilles, you will also appreciate the protection the pad offers.
If you have a congenital deformation of your tendon that causes it to rub against the back of your shoes with more pressure than normal, the Oppo Medical Achilles Protection Pad will be for you.
In addition to the effects of an injury or a deformity, pressure and friction on the Achilles tendon can result from wearing high cut working boots or high heeled shoes. It can also result from activities like roller blading or snow boarding.
The Achilles Protection Pad is gel coated to reduce pressure, friction and potential shock impact on the Achilles tendon. It is also coated with a mineral oil to soothe and soften your skin.
The Achilles Protection Pad is both washable and reusable. It is highly elastic and will conform to fit the shape of your foot, thus ensuring all day wearing comfort.
Sizes available are small/medium and large/extra large. To determine the appropriate pad size for you, measure around your ankle bone:
- Less than 17 cm (6.8 inches): Small/Medium
- Between 17 and 25 cm (6.8 inches to 9.875 inches): Large/Extra Large
To apply the Achilles Protection Pad, slip it onto your heel and position the gel pad over your Achilles tendon.
Tip – remove the product once daily, for a few minutes at a time.
Oppo Medical Achilles Protection Pad – Indications
- Shock absorption
- Achilles tendonitis
- Achilles tendon swelling