So...let's start with the fact that most of you know that I partially tore my achilles about 2 years ago. It's not a full tear and doctors really can't do anything for it. Now mind you, I have had some doctors tell me to just give up running...YEA, like that would EVER happen. My achilles is hit or miss -- here lately it's been mostly hit. No pain, tweaks, ability not to walk, etc. The last BIG flare up was back in August the week before Austin's birthday. I contribute a lot of the lack of misses to my amazing running compression socks and the fabulous RxOrtho Achilles Brace.
A little from their website -- WHY COMPRESSION? Every muscle cell needs energy in the form of oxygen. This is transported to the muscles via the blood. The better the blood flow in the arteries, the better the muscles are supplied – and precisely this supply can be positively influenced by compression. But, not all types of compression are the same.
- SUPPORT FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISCOMFORT IN THE ACHILLES TENDON
- IMPROVED BLOOD CIRCULATION
- PREVENTATIVE FUNCTION
- MUSCLE AND JOINT STABILIZATION
- IMPROVED COORDINATION