Cho-Pat's designed its Achilles Tendon Strap to help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with Achilles Tendonitis. Developed in cooperation with the Mayo Clinic, the patented strap is widely used by many sports/medicine professionals who recognize it as an effective addition to the traditional treatment procedures for the ailment.
Achilles Tendonitis is a common ailment of individuals in running and jumping sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and track. An individual will complain of pain and possible swelling of the Achilles tendon and combined with a decreased ability to perform that may be related to overstraining or the lack of proper conditioning of the tendon.
The Achilles Tendon Strap, when used in conjunction with other forms of therapy such as ice and stretching, may provide effective relief from pain and discomfort of Achilles Tendonitis. It decreases the tensile forces placed upon the Achilles tendon via dissemination of forces resulting from a muscular contraction. The strap also promotes an early heel rise, which helps to reduce the stress placed on the tendon.