Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap

Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Strap

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PRO-TEC ATHLETICS ACHILLES TENDON STRAP :: Reduce stress to your Achilles Tendon & ease persistent heel pain with this new high-tech Achilles Tendon support strap. Made of Neoprene, Velcro®, felt, and moisture-wicking CoolMax® mesh, it applies gentle pressure to your tendon and heel as you run. One size fits most.

Features & Benefits:

  • Profile: Support strap for easing Achilles Tendonitis
  • Neoprene strap & pad provides gentle compression: Reduces stress to Achilles Tendon
  • Integral heel strap: Lifts heel slightly to further reduce tension, helps keep support strap in place
  • CoolMax® surface with Velcro® closure: Comfortable and adjustable
  • Fit neoprene strap just above the ankle bone, adjust for comfortable level of compression
  • One size fits most: Not recommended for anyone over 6' 2"
  • Best fit: Circumference just above ankle bone (where strap is placed) should be 9" or less
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Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap
 
4.2

(based on 28 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Effective (9)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Stabilizes (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Exercising (7)
    • Daily use (6)
    • Extra support (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5), Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    No dramatic results but it works

    By Profnerd

    from North Carolina

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Use
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

      I have achilles tendonitis and it hurts even after light running. Putting on the strap reduces the pain, in rest and in walking. It does not eliminate the pain, but the strap works as claimed, as a support that shortens the tendon. It is simple to use. The price is a little steep for such simple device, but it is a good design.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Been using these for YEARS!

      By runningdiva

      from Stockton, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Stabilizes

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Exercising

      Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

      I have been using these for years. I was an avid runner for many years. I have VERY high arches. One year while training for a marathon, I changed brands of shoes,and after about 3 weeks of 50+ miles a week, my achilles flaired, to the point I could not run 100yards.....Saw ortho, who advised me that "maybe you should just stop running for good; after all, you are 43". This was not acceptable to me, so I tried these out of desparation. 10 years later, I am STILL running, albeit not as fast, but am training for another 1/2 in March. They work for me! I won't run without them!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works for me

      By Joe

      from Tampa, FL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

            Being a senior runner (70), thought my days of running were over due to persistent bouts of achilles tendonitis over the last 5 years. The more mileage, the greater the pain. Laid off running for a year resulting in no pain, but upon resuming running the pain returned as mileage was increased. This product has completely eliminated this pain. Keeping my toes crossed :-)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I've been suffering with ...

            By Fiona

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

            I've been suffering with AT for the past 3 months, thought I was going to have to pull out of a marathon but since wearing this I have noticed a huge difference - would highly recommend it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I have had insertional ...

            By Ben LaBelle

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

            I have had insertional Achilles tendonitis on and off for 8 years. Picked up the Pro-Tec support (was grasping at straws) and felt relief nearly immediately. I wear it while running with no trouble. I've been wearing it on all runs for two weeks (together with new shoes and insoles) and I am guardedly optimistic that this will finally resolve a long-term problem. I'll post another rating after I use it for an extended period. In the meantime - I'm buying aout 5 of these to be sure I've got a supply.

             
            4.0

            Great Achilles support

            By Mt horeb runner

            from Mount horeb WI

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Use
            • Stabilizes

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

              If you need something to hold your ankle tight ,this brace will do the job

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Good product

              By Ed

              from Doylestown, PA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Stabilizes

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Exercising

                Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                Works like the box says it should.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Worked like a charm!

                By Albert

                from Gainesville, FL

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Stabilizes

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Exercising
                  • Extra Support

                  Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                  I was having trouble recovering from an Achilles injury associated with running in shoes that I probably should have laced tighter (performance neutral minimalist Saucony Vitara 3). I went back to my old brand/style (ASICS DS Trainer) and got a new pair of 18's for more stability and a little more heel lift. I used the Achilles support from Pro-Tec with the DS Trainer 18's, and ran (slowly) for the first time in a week (spent icing the injured tendon a couple of times a day). The run went well, and I had no pain during or after the run. The injury is now nearly completely healed. I will continue to use the support for a few runs to make sure. If I do go back to using the Saucony Vitara 3's, I will make sure to use the extra loop at the top of the laces and tighten them well to add some stability! The point is that the Pro-Tec support system really does work. It's cheap and simple and does not mess up the sizing of the shoe. It can be warn all the time or just for running/exercise. You can't ignore an Achilles injury. They don't go away and only get worse if untreated.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I have bought one for each Achilles!!

                  By Mike

                  from Lebanon TN

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Stabilizes

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Exercising
                    • Extra Support

                    Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                    I run 30-35 miles a week and last year started having issues with left Achilles but kept running and got to the point that I physically could not run because of the pain (I weigh 225). I got this strap and after a two week break started back again and I have been pain free every since. The Achilles was tender from the pressure at first but now I where one on both Achilles and have had NO pain.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Seems to work great

                    By The Ville

                    from Oklahoma

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Exercising

                      Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                      I purchased this to help with issues I have while running. It has seemed to help.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Achilles Tendon Strap

                      By Nick

                      from Goodyear, AZ

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Stabilizes

                      Cons

                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Exercising
                      • Extra Support

                      Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                      The strap is helping me recover from achilles tendonitis. I haven't felt like I'm able to resume my running activities yet, but I feel like I'm getting closer with its use. The added support is a big help.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      "I would buy this product again and aga

                      By Elli

                      from North Bergen,N.J.

                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Stabilizes

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Exercising

                        Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                        this is a great product i felt the difference since the very first day i used its a great product!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        I recommend it.

                        By Jose

                        from Fayetteville, NC

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effective
                        • Stabilizes

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Extra Support

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          Provides great support to my achilles tendon, reduces the pain, and is comfortable to wear; however,the Elastic strap that goes under your heel is too short, needs to be a little be longer, Iam 5' 8", 140 pounds and it barely fit me.

                           
                          4.0

                          Have had achilles issues ...

                          By scknight

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          Have had achilles issues for a long time. running dropped from 20 miles per week to 6 miles per week. Tried the Achilles tendon wrap this morning and the pain is noticeably reduced, I will keep using it. Caution, I am 6ft/190 lbs and the wrap just barely fit my ankle. If you are much bigger, or just have big ankles, this may not fit. Is there a larger size?

                           
                          5.0

                          I have been on the bench ...

                          By Karen

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          I have been on the bench for more than 6 months. My achilles issues has been getting better and I decided to get back on the road. I read the reviews for this product and thought I would give it a chance. I have only gone running twice thus far, but I must say this wrap seems to have done the trick. I am running pain free! I would recommend giving this wrap a try.

                           
                          4.0

                          Ran 21 miles without any ...

                          By Debbie

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          Ran 21 miles without any pain yesterday. I had to adjust it once on my run. It works!

                           
                          5.0

                          This product "cured" my ...

                          By Cindy

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          This product "cured" my achilles pain and I don't even notice it's on. I am still running in it months after I am pain free because I am scared I will revert back without it.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          This product made the ...

                          By Diana

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          This product made the pain much worse. Took it off half way through my run.

                           
                          5.0

                          While the strap may be a ...

                          By Mark

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          While the strap may be a little irritating while running(due to compression), after I run I find that it has eliminated the tendon pain I used to have. Make sure you use over appropriate socks to alleviate irritation when using. Definitely a buy!

                           
                          5.0

                          I noticed instant relief ...

                          By Russell

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          I noticed instant relief while wearing this. It is extremely comfortable and provides a lot of support.

                           
                          5.0

                          This item is great. I ...

                          By Anon.

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          This item is great. I bought recently and noticed immediate relief of tendonitis discomfort. I have been increasing my distance running and have never before had achilles tendonitis. I've been stretching and taking anti-inflammatories but none of it has helped so far. As soon as I put this on, my achilles felt better. I've been wearing it since I bought it (with work shoes as well as during my runs) and I'm noticing my tendonitis going away. Its a great relief, as I was concerned I was going to have to stop running. Great product!

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          I seem to be the only ...

                          By Joy

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          I seem to be the only person who is dissatisfied with this product. I have achilles tendonitis and trying to wear this causes excruciating pain. How can you have something resting on an area that is inflammed without causing pain? I will be returning mine.

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome product. I don't ...

                          By Penny

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          Awesome product. I don't know how it works, but it does. I had suffered w Achilles tendonitis for years - this completely takes the pain away. I have worn it even with dress shoes when I've had a big flare-up and it greatly speeds recovery.

                           
                          5.0

                          Wonderful product! My ...

                          By Tashia

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          Wonderful product! My achilles tendon has been getting progressively worse so I figured I didn't have anything to lose by trying it. It worked instantly - good job pro-tech!

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Support and the ...

                          By Ed Lyell

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          Great Support and the most effective for Achilles Tendonitis. The Best on the market!!

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product! After I ...

                          By Tony

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          Great product! After I strained my Achilles, I took a couple of months off, but saw a podiatrist in the interim. He highly recommended this product, as it moves the tendon a little closer to where it can capture some blood flow, which speeds in the recovery. I always wear it.

                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          If you have Achilles ...

                          By Daniel

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          If you have Achilles Tendon this is not a product you want. It rubs against the tendon causing pain. Effective first line treatment for plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis and Sever's Disease. Are 3/8" lifts

                           
                          4.0

                          A very effective support. ...

                          By Joe

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery Strap:

                          A very effective support. Being in the military I don't get a lot of rest time on my achilles tendon, and this device helped me a lot. I noticed results immediately.

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                          1.    Fiona rated this product 5 stars
                          Tue, October 06,2009:
                          I've been suffering with AT for the past 3 months, thought I was going to have to pull out of a marathon but since wearing this I have noticed a huge difference - would highly recommend it.
                          2.    scknight rated this product 4 stars
                          Thu, June 25,2009:
                          Have had achilles issues for a long time. running dropped from 20 miles per week to 6 miles per week. Tried the Achilles tendon wrap this morning and the pain is noticeably reduced, I will keep using it. Caution, I am 6ft/190 lbs and the wrap just barely fit my ankle. If you are much bigger, or just have big ankles, this may not fit. Is there a larger size?
                          3.    Karen rated this product 5 stars
                          Wed, June 24,2009:
                          I have been on the bench for more than 6 months. My achilles issues has been getting better and I decided to get back on the road. I read the reviews for this product and thought I would give it a chance. I have only gone running twice thus far, but I must say this wrap seems to have done the trick. I am running pain free! I would recommend giving this wrap a try.
                          4.    Debbie rated this product 4 stars
                          Sun, April 19,2009:
                          Ran 21 miles without any pain yesterday. I had to adjust it once on my run. It works!
                          5.    Cindy rated this product 5 stars
                          Mon, December 29,2008:
                          This product "cured" my achilles pain and I don't even notice it's on. I am still running in it months after I am pain free because I am scared I will revert back without it.
                          6.    Diana rated this product 1 star
                          Tue, April 22,2008:
                          This product made the pain much worse. Took it off half way through my run.
                          7.    Mark rated this product 5 stars
                          Fri, August 17,2007:
                          While the strap may be a little irritating while running(due to compression), after I run I find that it has eliminated the tendon pain I used to have. Make sure you use over appropriate socks to alleviate irritation when using. Definitely a buy!
                          8.    Russell rated this product 5 stars
                          Mon, July 30,2007:
                          I noticed instant relief while wearing this. It is extremely comfortable and provides a lot of support.
                          9.    Joy rated this product 1 star
                          Wed, July 18,2007:
                          I seem to be the only person who is dissatisfied with this product. I have achilles tendonitis and trying to wear this causes excruciating pain. How can you have something resting on an area that is inflammed without causing pain? I will be returning mine.
                          10.    Anon. rated this product 5 stars
                          Mon, April 09,2007:
                          This item is great. I bought recently and noticed immediate relief of tendonitis discomfort. I have been increasing my distance running and have never before had achilles tendonitis. I've been stretching and taking anti-inflammatories but none of it has helped so far. As soon as I put this on, my achilles felt better. I've been wearing it since I bought it (with work shoes as well as during my runs) and I'm noticing my tendonitis going away. Its a great relief, as I was concerned I was going to have to stop running. Great product!
                          11.    Penny rated this product 5 stars
                          Tue, March 06,2007:
                          Awesome product. I don't know how it works, but it does. I had suffered w Achilles tendonitis for years - this completely takes the pain away. I have worn it even with dress shoes when I've had a big flare-up and it greatly speeds recovery.
                          12.    Tashia rated this product 5 stars
                          Thu, January 11,2007:
                          Wonderful product! My achilles tendon has been getting progressively worse so I figured I didn't have anything to lose by trying it. It worked instantly - good job pro-tech!
                          13.    Ben LaBelle rated this product 5 stars
                          Sun, May 30,2004:
                          I have had insertional Achilles tendonitis on and off for 8 years. Picked up the Pro-Tec support (was grasping at straws) and felt relief nearly immediately. I wear it while running with no trouble. I've been wearing it on all runs for two weeks (together with new shoes and insoles) and I am guardedly optimistic that this will finally resolve a long-term problem. I'll post another rating after I use it for an extended period. In the meantime - I'm buying aout 5 of these to be sure I've got a supply.
                          14.    Tony rated this product 5 stars
                          Sun, June 22,2003:
                          Great product! After I strained my Achilles, I took a couple of months off, but saw a podiatrist in the interim. He highly recommended this product, as it moves the tendon a little closer to where it can capture some blood flow, which speeds in the recovery. I always wear it.
                          15.    Joe rated this product 4 stars
                          Fri, March 07,2003:
                          A very effective support. Being in the military I don't get a lot of rest time on my achilles tendon, and this device helped me a lot. I noticed results immediately.
                          16.    Ed Lyell rated this product 5 stars
                          Wed, January 29,2003:
                          Great Support and the most effective for Achilles Tendonitis. The Best on the market!!
                          17.    Daniel rated this product 1 star
                          Tue, December 31,2002:
                          If you have Achilles Tendon this is not a product you want. It rubs against the tendon causing pain. Effective first line treatment for plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis and Sever's Disease. Are 3/8" lifts

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