Achilles Tendinitis

Model P1

Effectively treats Achilles pathologies.  Reduces tension in the Achilles tendon.

Features

  • Metatarsal Length orthoses coupled with 3mm heel lift mechanically reduces Achilles tension
  • Deep Heel Cup controls calcaneal eversion/inversion
  • Premium, Medical Grade, Polypropylene Shell

Details

The Achilles Tendinopathy device is specifically designed to treat and alleviate pain for patients with Achilles-tendon inflammation. Achilles tendinopathy is commonly caused by overuse of the ankle and is generally treated by reducing strain on the Achilles tendon, allowing it to heal. This device is designed to reduce tension on the heel cord, reducing pain.

A 3mm heel lift under the extrinsic rearfoot post elevates the heel relative to the forefoot, and a deep heel cup controls inversion and eversion of the calcaneus and stabilizes the foot for optimal control.

This non-invasive treatment maximizes pain relief and minimizes healing time. The Achilles Tendinopathy device is finished with a polypropylene shell and vinyl top cover to the metatarsal heads. It is designed to fit in standard width shoes with removable sock liners or insoles.

The Achilles Tendinopathy is constructed with a positive model of the patient’s foot and can be modified at the practitioner’s discretion.

Heel lift and posting customizations may be required to align retrocalcaneal bursitis.

Tech Specs

Casting

  • 1.5mm Fat Pad Expansion
  • 1.5mm Lower Medial Arch
  • 16mm Heel Cup

Posting

  • MOD: 0 (Modify casts to Balance Forefoot perpendicular to Rearfoot)
  • RF: 0 (0° Extrinsic Rearfoot Post)
  • FF1: N (Forefoot Neutral: Not Posted)
  • FF2:      (None: Splitting forefoot post partial intrinsic and partial extrinsic)
  • HL: 3mm (Heel Lift)

Pressing

  • Calibrate Per Weight
  • 3mm White Polypropylene Shell
  • Black Crepe Rearfoot Post

Finishing

  • Finish Standard
  • Black Heel Plate

Covering

  • Black Vinyl Top Cover to Metatarsal Heads

Options

Top Cover Options

  • Glove Leather
  • Micro Suede
  • Plastazote
  • Spenco
  • Vinyl
  • Prolite

Bottom Cover Options

  • Glove Leather
  • Micro Suede
  • Vinyl

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Recommended For

  • Middle portion & insertional Achilles tendinopathy
  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis
  • Haglund’s deformity

Clinical Indications

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles synovitis
  • Achilles Tendinosis
  • Haglund’s deformity/”pump bump”
  • Retrocalcaneal exostosis