|Aircast® AirHeel Ankle Brace|
The AirCasts's - AirHeel is specifically designed to treat Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Using two interconnected aircells located under the foot arch and in back of the heel, the AirHeel applies pulsating compression with every step to help reduce swelling and enhance circulation. The AirHeel is made of lightweight neoprene fabric and is simple to apply, just slip it on like a sock and adjust the fit with one strap.
Engorged plantar venous plexus
Information on Ordering
Size / UK Men / UK Women
Small AirHeel / <6 / <6.5
Medium AirHeel / 6-8 / 6.5-8.5
Large AirHeel / >8 / >8.5
Pulsating pneumatic compression minimizes swelling and enhances circulation
Lightweight and low profile increases comfort
One-size-fits-all; fits both right and left foot
Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis and Sever's Disease
OrthopaedicsandTrauma.com asked Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon Stephen Hepple about the indications for this brace. He said "This is a useful product in the first line management of Achilles tendonitis where I try and avoid cortisone injection. It is also useful for Severs disease in children again because cortisone can have a detrimental effect on the growing skeleton and should be avoided in children."
"The two interconnected aircells are located under the foot arch and in back of the heel. The AirHeel applies pulsating compression with every step to help reduce swelling and enhance circulation. It is only in the last 10 years that the importance of the plantar venous plexus has been fully recognised. Please feel free to download the advice sheet on Plantar Fasciitis from my web pages at www.SteveHepple.co.uk"