Tendonitis is a condition where the tissue that is connecting muscle to the bone becomes inflamed. It is also known as Achilles Tendinitis – where there is an injury to the Achilles tendon where the calf muscle attaches to the heel bone. As a general rule, the best course of treatment is RICE – rest, ice, compression and elevation. The compression part including wearing an ankle brace for tendonitis.
There is a variety of ankle braces for tendonitis. However, some ankle braces aren’t right for this type of injury, such as some cam walkers, which are used more for recovery after surgery. The best ankle braces for tendonitis come in different forms, and the choice you make generally comes down to the level of flexibility and protection required for your level of injury and for comfort.
Five of the best ankle braces for tendonitis are:
- AirCast Airheel Ankle Brace – Treats tendonitis by applying compression, especially when putting weight on your foot.
- AirCast Airheel/DNS Care Kit – This kit has everything you need to give you relief from tendonitis by compression with every step.
- AirCast AirSelect Elite – This ankle brace for tendonitis comes in the form of a moon boot which helps reduce swelling and enables mobility while healing.
- DonJoy Dura Soft Foot/Ankle – 2 Ice Inserts – Perfect for helping heal tendonitis, this wrap enables the use of cold therapy to reduce swelling and help with long term healing.
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