General Application: Relieves pain and discomfort in the Achilles Tendon. Medical Application: Alleviates conditions of Achilles Tendinitis (inflammation or tenderness of the Achilles Tendon). How It Works: The Achilles Tendon Support applies compression to the Achilles Tendon helping to reduce stress to the problem area. In addition, upward pressure is applied to the heel, causing the heel to lift slightly. The lift of the heel will also reduce stress to the Achilles Tendon. Design Theory: Pro-Tec Athletics Achilles Tendon Support stretches, allowing the user to determine the amount of compression they deem appropriate. This stretch keeps the brace stationary and provides consistent pressure. The neoprene strap, which is applied just above the ankle bone, includes a firm, yet comfortable pressure pad which applies focused compression on the achilles tendon. In addition, the elastic strap which wraps under the heel provides a consistent lift to the heel. These factors combine to reduce stress to the achilles tendon.