Achimed®

Achilles tendon support

  • Seperate heel wedges
  • Integrated silicone pad
  • Pressure-free upper edge

 Medical specifications

Achilles tendon support with integrated anatomically formed silicone pad

Achimed is an Achilles tendon support. The product is exclusively to be used for the orthotic fitting of the Achilles tendon and only on unbroken skin.



Features

Product benefits

  • Massage effect due to integrated silicone pads -> reduction of swellings (oedema, hematomes)

  • Proprioceptive compression → Guidance and stabilisation of the joints

  • The optional, insertable heel wedges reduce painful tension on the Achilles tendon


How does it work?/Mode of action

Achimed causes a massage effect, which supports perfusion, by  interacting with compressive knitted fabric and the two integrated silicon inlays. This effect furthers the decline in swellings and bruises. Irritation and pain are relieved. Simultaneously the muscular control and the inherent stabilisation of the ankle joint improve.
Supports cause the greatest effect  during physical exercise.

Donning/fitting instructions

Wrap over the upper part of the  support till the outside edge of the silicon inlay.
Take hold off the support in the middle of the silicone inlays and pull it over the foot till the heel part fits tightly.
Turn back the upper part of the  support and correct the fit if  necessary. It fits properly if the seam runs over the middle of the heel and the Achilles tendon is noticeably  embedded in the groove in the inlay.
IMPORTANT: always wear both supports simultaneously in your shoes to ensure the same leg length. Once the acute symptoms subside the  supports should be used alternately (e.g. every 2 hours) as you see fit and not worn gradually to accustom the tendon to normal loads. Please take care that trained staff instruct you when putting on the support for the first time.

Wearing directions

In principal, the support can be worn all day. However, this depends on how comfortable the support is to wear. The support should be taken off for longer breaks (e.g. sitting for a long time or a long car drive, sleeping). If you suffer excessive pain or discomfort during wear, please take off the product immediately and contact your doctor or specialized shop. The support is suitable for use in water. After use, please rinse out the product thoroughly.

Details

Standard colours


Material components

Polyamide, polyester, elastane


Washing instructions

Fabric softeners, fats, oils, lotions, ointments and soap residues can affect the material, hinder the climate comfort effect and cause skin irritations.
Wash the product by hand, preferably using a medi clean detergent, or in delicate cycle at 30°C using a mild detergent without fabric conditioners.
Do not bleach.
Leave to dry naturally.
Do not iron.
Do not dry clean.


Size


Size

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Medical specifications

Indications

  • Acute and chronic inflammation of the Achilles tendon
  • Post-traumatic and postoperative inflammation
  • Achillodynia
  • Achillobursitis

Contraindications

  • Diseases or injuries of the skin in the area of use, especially with inflammatory symptoms (excessive warming, swelling or reddening).
  • Sensitivity and perfusion disorders of the legs or feet (e.g. in the case of diabetes).
  • Lymph outflow disorders, as well as unclear swellings of soft tissues, apart from the area of use.

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