Ankle Therapy Kits

Ankle Therapy Kits

Achilles Tendon Care Kit - Ankle

Care Kit Includes

Freeze Sleeve / Aircast Airheel / Strength & Stretch Plan / Resistance Exercise Bands / Stretch Strap / Fast Freeze

Do you have tightness and pain at the top of the heel? You might have Achilles Tendonitis. Reduce your pain and speed your recovery with this complete physician created care kit.

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Achilles Tendon Care Kit Combines the Four Fundamentals of Healing.

Freeze Sleeve: Cold and compression two to three times a day is a proven therapy for Achilles Tendonitis. Freeze Sleeve combines cold compression with a highly flexible Hydro Gel that contours to you for comfort and movement ensuring you are not stuck on the couch.

Aircast Airheel: To allow the inflamed area of the Achilles to rest you must force the engagement of the larger area of the Achilles tendon during each step. We have chosen the Airheel by Aircast because its unique bladder system moves air from the bottom of the foot to your Achilles Tendon creating a pulsating compression that can protect the injury but also stimulate blood flow.

Strength and Stretch Plan: Regaining strength and full range of natural motion will help you heal and can aid in prevention. This care kit includes a complete Strength and Stretch plan created by Mike Verplancke, DPT and will provide you with a widely accepted exercise program through booklet and video. To assist you with the exercises the kit also includes a Therapist Choice stretch strap and a five pack of resistance bands with increasing levels of resistance. The plan and tools replicate the activity Mike would recommend if you went to see him.

Fast Freeze: Your injury hurts and as you get back to activity your muscles will be sore. The Care Kit contains Fast Freeze, a powerful fast working topical analgesic that can give you relief with a simple spray and provide you with immediate relief .

About Achilles Tendonitis

Learn About Achilles Tendonitis and Care Kit

What is Achilles Tendonitis? It is the irritation and/or injury of the Tendon that connects the calf muscles to heal of your foot. This injury is usually a result of over use or a new activity such a start of a new season or new walking program. The symptoms are a tightness and pain in the heel and tenderness at the Achilles. The Achilles Tendon connects the heel to your powerful calf muscle and is what gives you the push off and jump. As a result, the Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body.

Cause

The Achilles tendon is designed to connect and transfer the power of your calf to the foot.  When the entire posterior chain (from the back of the leg to the foot) get tight and are overused, the Achilles tendon can get micro-tears and inflamed resulting in a Tendonitis. In extreme cases, the Achilles can even rupture. There are two types of Achilles tendonitis: insertional tendonitis, when the micro-tears occur where the tendon inserts at the top of the heal and non-insertional tendonitis, where it occurs in the middle of the tendon.

Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms include.:

    • Pain and stiffness along the Achilles tendon in the morning
    • Pain along the tendon or back of the heel that worsens with activity
    • Severe pain the day after exercising
    • Thickening of the tendon
    • Bone spur (insertional tendinitis)
    • Swelling that is present all the time and gets worse throughout the day with activity
Videos

Step Stretch

Stretch Strap Foot and Ankle

Ankle Range of Motion


Foot and Ankle Strength-Resistance Bands


Introduction to Pains and Strains


FAQ’s
      1. How are these products any better than what I can by at my local pharmacy?
        We curated only medical grade products used in clinics and widely loved by people like you. The true power of the kit is the combination of the products and full instructions that will allow you to get back to what you love.

      2. How long does it take to heal? It typically takes 4-6 weeks. However, with the proper care including the contents in the care kit, that time can be improved and the pain lessened during recovery.

      3. How often should I wear my brace?
        Wear during all activities initially and then during rigorous activity as pain subsides.

      4. I think I have Achilles Tendonitis, but I’m not sure. Can I do any damage to my Ankle by trying this kit?
        It is important to always consult a physician for any medical advice and diagnosis. However, most conservative treatment plans involve the therapies contained in the care kit, and if used appropriately, your risk is minimal.

    Sizing

    Achilles Tendon Kit Sizing Chart

    Size

     Men’s US Shoe Size

    Women’s US Shoe Size

    SM

    Up to 7

    Up to 8

    MD

    7.5-11

    8.5-12.5

    LG

    11.5+

    13+

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    Ankle Sprain Care Kit

    Care Kit Includes

    Freeze Sleeve / Stabilizing Ankle Brace / Strength & Stretch Plan / Resistance Exercise Bands / Stretch Strap / Fast Freeze

    Did you roll your ankle off a curb or do something more spectacular? Reduce your pain and speed your recovery with this complete physician created care kit.

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    Ankle Sprain Tendon Care Kit Combines the Four Fundamentals of Healing.

    Freeze Sleeve: Cold and compression two to three times a day is a proven therapy for Ankle Sprains and injury. Freeze Sleeve combines cold compression with a highly flexible HydroGel that contours to you for comfort and movement.

    Stabilizing Speed Pro Ankle Brace: It is important to allow the injury to rest by keeping your ankle in proper alignment. We have selected the Stabilizing Ankle by Don Joy because its robust strapping system is clinically proven to be as effective as taping and its low profile design means you can continue to wear this brace even during the most rigorous activity. The brace is easy to apply and should fit snuggly.

    Strength and Stretch Plan: Regaining strength and full range of natural motion will help you heal and can aid in prevention. This care kit includes a complete Strength and Stretch plan created by Mike Verplancke, DPT and will provide you with a widely accepted exercise program through booklet and video. To assist you with the exercises the kit also includes a Therapist Choice stretch strap and a five pack of resistance bands with increasing levels of resistance. The plan and tools replicates the activity Mike would recommend if you went to see him.

    Fast Freeze: Your injury hurts and as you get back to activity your muscles will be sore. The Care Kit contains Fast Freeze, a powerful fast working topical analgesic that can give you immediate relief with a simple spray.

    About Ankle Sprain

    Learn About Ankle Sprains and Care Kit

    An ankle sprain occurs when the strong ligaments that support the ankle stretch beyond their limits and tear. They range from mild to severe, depending upon how much damage there is to the ligaments.

    Most sprains that occur are minor injuries that heal with home treatments like RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). However, if your ankle is very swollen and painful to walk on or if you are having trouble putting weight on your ankle at all, be sure to see your doctor.

    If you do not do the proper rehabilitation with more severe ankle sprains you will weaken your ankle making it more likely that you will injure it again. Repeated ankle sprains can lead to long-term problems, like chronic ankle pain, arthritis, and ongoing instability.

    An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more of the ligaments that stabilize the ankle.

    Description

    Ligaments are fibrous tissue that connect bones to bones. The ligaments in the ankle help to keep the bones in proper position and stabilize the joint.

    Most sprained ankles occur in the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. Sprains can range from tiny tears in the fibers that make up the ligament to complete tears through the tissue.

    If there is a complete tear of the ligaments, the ankle may become unstable after the initial injury phase passes. Over time, this instability can result in damage to the bones and cartilage of the ankle joint.

    Cause

    Your foot can twist unexpectedly during many different activities, such as:

    • Walking or exercising on an uneven surface
    • Falling down
    • Participating in sports that require cutting actions or rolling and twisting of the foot—such as trail running, basketball, tennis, football, and soccer
    • During sports activities, someone else may step on your foot while you are running, causing your foot to twist or roll to the side.

     

    Symptoms

    A sprained ankle is painful. Other symptoms may include:

    • Swelling
    • Bruising
    • Tenderness to touch
    • Instability of the ankle—this may occur when there has been complete tearing of the ligament or a complete dislocation of the ankle joint.

    You might also hear or feel a "pop" if there is a significant tear when the sprain occurs. Symptoms of a severe sprain are similar to those of a broken bone and require prompt medical evaluation.

    Doctor Examination

    Grades of Ankle Sprains

    Sprains are graded based on how much damage has occurred to the ligaments.

    Grade 1 Sprain (Mild)

    • Slight stretching and microscopic tearing of the ligament fibers
    • Mild tenderness and swelling around the ankle

    Grade 2 Sprain (Moderate)

    • Partial tearing of the ligament
    • Moderate tenderness and swelling around the ankle
    • If the doctor moves the ankle in certain ways, there is an abnormal looseness of the ankle joint

    Grade 3 Sprain (Severe)

    • Complete tear of the ligament
    • Significant tenderness and swelling around the ankle
    • If the doctor pulls or pushes on the ankle joint in certain movements, substantial instability occurs

    Treatment

    Almost all ankle sprains can be treated without surgery.

    A three-phase program guides treatment for all ankle sprains—from mild to severe:

    • Phase 1 includes resting, protecting the ankle and reducing the swelling.
    • Phase 2 includes restoring range of motion, strength and flexibility.
    • Phase 3 includes maintenance exercises and the gradual return to activities that do not require turning or twisting the ankle.
    Videos

    Step Stretch

    Stretch Strap Foot and Ankle

    Ankle Range of Motion


    Foot and Ankle Strength-Resistance Bands


    Introduction to Pains and Strains


    FAQ’s
      1. How are these products any better than what I can by at my local pharmacy?
        We curated only medical grade products used in clinics and widely loved by people like you. The true power of the kit is the combination of the products and full instructions that will allow you to get back to what you love.
      2. How often should I wear my brace?
        Wear during all activities initially and then during rigorous activity as pain subsides.

    Sizing

     Measure around heal and front of ankle

    Measure ankle from Heal around top of Ankle

    Ankle Sprain Kit Sizing Chart

    Size

     Size in Inches

    Size in Centimeters

    XS

    10-11

    25-28

    SM

    11-12

    28-30

    MD

    12-13

    30-33

    LG

    13-14

    33-36

    XL

    14-15

    36-38

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