Achilles isn't just an iconic character from the Iliad, it's also one of the main tendons in your lower leg and ankle, responsible for guiding the foot in walking and running movement, stabilising your foot and regulating your gait. When it's injured, not only is it painful and debilitating, but it can be tricky to recover from.
Wearing an achilles tendon brace helps not only in relieving the pain caused by such issues, but also helps to speed up recovery and correct your gait through muscle stability and support.
How do I know which one to choose?
When treating an Achilles injury, there's a few different ways to address the issue, depending on how yours has been affected.
- Reducing strain on the tendon itself with a heel lift/cushion.
- Using targeted gel support at the base of the tendon around the heel.
- Using extensive massage support across the tendon and surrounding muscles.
- Using medical grade compression to increase blood flow and speed up healing.
If you are still having problems figuring out which one is for you, then give us a call or email and we'll help you out.
What makes these products better than others?
Simply put, Bauerfeind have set the global standard for medical braces, compression and insoles. Using the highest quality materials to construct decades-refined products that have been clinically proven to address a vast range of issues. There's no substitute for quality, and Bauerfeind have that from the simplest strap to the largest brace.
How long do they last?
Bauerfeind's high quality construction and design mean that all of our products go the distance, especially when cared for properly. Below is a rough outline of how long products last before they start to lose their effectiveness over time.
Compression Stockings - 6 to 9 months of daily wear
Braces & supports - 1 to two years of daily wear
Insoles - 9 to 12 months of daily wear
It's important to note that this is a rough guideline, and each person's usage and general care can change the longevity of the product either way
How do I take care of these products?
Virtually all of our products can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle and air dried out of direct sunlight. Putting them on and taking them off carefully is recommended, and for specific product care, refer to the product manual or contact our friendly staff.
What is the warranty for these products?
All supports and insoles come with a 12 month warranty, and compression stockings with a 3 month warranty for any manufacturers faults. At any point if you've got issues with the product or aren't sure if something is wrong, just contact our helpful staff.
How do I know they'll fit?
Bauerfeind have an incredibly extensive sizing system for our products based off of hundreds of thousands of patient measurements. The perfect anatomic fit system we use means that the supports are designed to fit your body, not the other way around. (We also offer custom options for a range of our products for those rare few who still can't fit into our sizing range).