More Facts About Achilles Tendonitis:

The Achilles tendon does not have a rich blood supply. Blood supply is weakest at a point between 2 and 6 cm above its insertion into the calcaneus (heel bone).


Ignoring pain in the Achilles tendon (ie. "running through the pain") is the biggest cause of chronic Achilles tendonitis.


For cyclists, initial Achilles tendon stress is often caused by having a low saddle height. This low saddle height can result in excessive dorsiflexion of the foot, which stresses the Achilles tendon.


The Achilles tendon is the connection between the heel and the most powerful muscle group in the body.


Tennis and soccer players over 40 are the most frequent sufferers of tennis leg (calf muscle strain).


Sudden increases in running and or active sprinting sports can cause Achilles tendonitis.


Excessive running up and down hills can aggravate the Achilles tendon.


Stiff shoe soles at the ball of the foot will increase Achilles tendon strain.


Excessive heel shock absorption can overstretch the Achilles tendon.


Tight hamstrings and/or tight calf muscles create excess strain on the Achilles tendon.


For triatheletes, the most common cause of injuries to the Achilles tendon is overpronation, inflexibility, or lack of strength.


Immobility, due to an Achilles injury, may result in a contracted Achilles tendon and an increased amount of scar tissue.

 

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Use Your Body's Natural Healing System
to Boost Your Achilles Recovery


Circulatory Boost & Why You Need It


Your body can heal itself! In fact, your body started healing itself the moment you injured your achilles and it's the blood in your body that makes it all happen.

Your blood is the transport mechanism for everything that's good inside you. It carries oxygen, nutrients and water.

pulled achilles blood flow

Substantial blood flow to injured soft tissue (bursae, muscles, tendons, etc) is essential as this is the primary means for you body to repair soft tissue. Unfortunately, when you injure your achilles, you stop moving and the swelling sets in. That means your vital blood flow can be reduced to a trickle!

Swelling, inflammation and lack of joint movement reduce the flow of blood to your injury. If you are moving your injured achilles, you run a risk of increasing the severity of the injury and it also hurts to do so - it just makes sense that if you have injured your achilles, you are no longer using it. If there has been some healing, you could re-injure the muscle tissue all over again.


The MISSING Piece of the Puzzle....
where SO MANY get it WRONG!

Swelling and inflammation is your body responding to an injury. A lot of pain will probably disappear as the swelling disappears, and many people make the wrong assumption that their achilles injury must be healing as most of the pain is gone. Once you have reduced the swelling with cold, your injury is still there.

If there is swelling in the area, you should be able to get it down over a couple days through use of a Cold Compress or Ice Pack - but know that this is a critical time! After the inflammation is gone it may feel like you can return to your regular sports, hobbies, exercise or other activities - but your achilles (and surrounding tissue) is in a weakened state, unstable, and still injured. Even the slightest movement in the wrong direction can worsen the injury and increase the swelling yet again. Most "weekend warriors" and amateur athletes will start going back to what they were doing before the injury flared up, and that's where they get it wrong. Medical professionals know that the injury is still there even if the pain is gone.

Blood Flow - the natural healing process in your body - needs assistance for such injuries because blood flow is greatly restricted when you are immobile. When treating an achilles injury or really any type of soft tissue injury (ie. calf strain, muscles spasms, overextension), an effective treatment will increase blood flow to the injury area while the joint is immobile. This increase in blood flow will accelerate the body's own ability to heal itself.

There are a LOT of people out there that do not understand how amazing a TShellz Wrap treatment really is. Once initial swelling has reduced by using a Cold Compress or Ice Pack - start short applications with a T•Shellz Wrap® on the low setting. After a couple treatments we believe you will be absolutely astonished at the results you can achieve.

Building strong healthy tissue is part of the healing process and needs to be dealt with asap to minimize your chance of re-injury or overcompensation injuries. You can help your lower calf muscle and achilles during this healing process by maximizing blood flow in the area via use of a T•Shellz Wrap®.

With regular use of the TShellz Wrap:

  • Your pain will be reduced.
  • Due to increased blood flow, soft tissue in the area will recover at an accelerated rate.
  • The range of motion in the treatment area will increase *

* Chapter 9 of "Therapeutic Heat and Cold", 4th edition. (amazon.com link - Ed. Justus F. Lehmann, M.D., Williams, and Wilkin)

No matter what has caused your achilles strain or achilles tendonitis, it's important to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation as soon as possible. Getting rid of your swelling is the 1st, most important, step in your recovery process. Getting rid of swelling will reduce the amount of tissue damage happening to your lower leg and heel, and open up the blood vessels so the soft tissue in your joint (bursae, tendons, muscles, ligaments) can receive more blood flow.

Increasing blood flow is then a priority to bring in all the essential elements needed for natural healing within your own body. An increased blood flow is crucial as this maximizes the bodys ability to self heal. An increase in blood flow accompanied with heat in soft tissue is known to help increase range of motion, and improve the flexibility of soft tissue - ensuring that the soft tissue recovery period does not last years.


T•Shellz Wrap® - Accelerated Blood Flow

If you want to heal quickly, you need to keep your blood moving and that's where Circulatory Boost comes in. What is Circulatory Boost? It's a substantial increase in the flow of blood to soft tissue without the need to exercise your weakened joint. This is what the T•Shellz Wrap® does... you can really feel it work!

Enhanced Blood Circulation Bursitis

Have you seen what happens when you add water to a flower wilted from drought? An injured achilles is much like a "wilted" flower; your body wants to heal the injury, but needs lots of nutrients to do it. Blood brings new life to soft tissue by delivering healing nutrients and oxygen that are vital for the growth and repair of soft tissue. Furthermore, an increased blood flow is more effective at carrying away toxins and waste - this all adds up to increased capability of your body to heal soft tissue. Without a good supply of blood, your achilles and surrounding tissue simply won't heal properly.

Both during and after the treatment, tissue in the treatment area will experience an increase in blood flow even though your body is at rest.

In order to get maximum blood flow to your achilles and surrounding soft tissue, you need to help your body stimulate blood flow - you need BCBT. Circulatory Boost is the fast, easy and pain-free way to increase blood flow. It is a key part of a home conservative treatment plan.

Circulatory Boost = T•Shellz Wrap®

During a treatment, and for quite some time after you finish, the treated area will experience increased blood flow even though your body is at rest. It's a soothing sensation and extremely effective. With a T•Shellz Wrap® application, injured soft tissue is constantly being fed with healing, nutritious, oxygen and energy filled blood. This is exactly the fuel that soft tissue needs to heal.



How A T•Shellz Wrap® Works

A T•Shellz Wrap® is purely a Circulatory Boost workhorse! It is why we made them. They have been specifically designed for boosting blood flow, reducing inflammation and relieving pain from strained, spasming or damaged soft tissue (muscles, bursae, tendons, etc). Based on results from past clients, we are confident that they will be very beneficial for most of our future customers.

T•Shellz Wraps® contain an Energy Pad which is very pliable and will conform pretty much anywhere on the body. The Energy Pad emits a uniform wave of energy over the entire treatment area. This energy travels into soft tissue, stimulating blood flow that your body requires to help heal your injury. Blood flow is crucial to the healing process.

Increased Blood Flow = More Oxygen, More Nutrients and Less Toxins = Accelerated Body Healing Rate

The unit plugs into a wall outlet to get its power. It has a special signal controller which can be set for 3 different power levels of application (3=High, 2=Medium, 1=Low). The cord is long enough that you can sit or lie comfortably and watch TV, read or surf the net while you're using it.


T•Shellz Wraps® - The Secret Is Accelerated Blood Flow

Increase blood flow with an achilles heat wrap

An Achilles T•Shellz Wrap® will significantly increase bloodflow in your achilles - period.

With regular use of the TShellz Wrap:

  • Your pain will be reduced.
  • Due to a substantial increase in blood flow, soft tissue in the area should recover at an accelerated rate.
  • Due to increased warmth in soft tissue, the corresponding joint will have a larger range of motion and increased extensibility of collagen tissue. This should translate into a reduced rate of re-injury occurrance as soft tissue becomes more flexible.
    (Chapter 9 of "Therapeutic Heat and Cold", 4th edition. (amazon.com link - Ed. Justus F. Lehmann, M.D., Williams, and Wilkin)

Attach the T•Shellz Wrap® around your ankle, plug it in and let the Energy Pad do the work!


Why is our T•Shellz Wrap® a Plug-In Unit and not Battery Powered?

We field a lot of calls from our customers that want to know why our T•Shellz Wraps® don't come with a battery powered option. The simple answer is that our T•Shellz Wraps® use a lot of power. We tried looking at batteries, but we found that a high capacity (and high cost) lithium-ion battery would last barely long enough for an adequate treatment time - and then it would need to be recharged. The amount of power that our wrap uses over such a short span of time should really drive home the fact that our T•Shellz Wraps® are real, industrial strength treatment devices; currently, for us to provide a battery option for our wraps we would have to reduce the level of output (ie. treatment power) emitted from the wrap. The lower the energy output, the less effective the device will be which is why our TShellz Wrap units are plug-in units only.


T•Shellz Wrap® = A Key Component in a Conservative Home Treatment Plan

Achilles TShellz Wrap flexible soft tissue

When treating an achilles with hot and cold treatments there are a couple of points to consider. Take breaks between ice pack treatments to ensure you do not freeze your skin - this rarely happens but it is important to look out for. To heal fast we need the right temperature at the right time. Combined treatments using ice packs to minimize swelling (at onset of injury or during flare ups), T•Shellz Wrap® applications and a exercise/stretching routine (assigned by your PT) will give you the greatest chance for a complete recovery.

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Use the Achilles TShellz Wrap to
Deal with Scar Tissue & Reduce Re-Injury Risk!


Do you have an achilles tendon or muscle tear, bursitis in your heel, muscle strain, or any other soft tissue injury in the lower leg that's painful, sore and always seems to get re-injured? This could be a sign that you have scar tissue in the injury location. The growth of scar tissue is ultimately what causes stiffening in muscles and tendons in the achilles, restricting movement and flexibility in your joint.

ankle ligament and tendon tissue tears heal with scar tissue - brittle, inflexible and painful

During the healing process your body will fill in tears in your tendons, muscles or ligaments with dense, brittle tissue called "scar tissue". The human body will use scar tissue as a temporary solution and will try to build the scar tissue as fast as possible to heal a strain or tear in your achilles tissue.

Scar tissue is one of the MAIN reasons why your achilles injury just hasn't healed. Even when the inflammation is gone, scar tissue will still be there to wreak havoc on your ankle movement and range of motion. On-going issues with scar tissue can even result in a tear or full tendon rupture - basically a worsened injury that may require surgery.

Scar tissue will form fast to deal with a strain or tear to one of your tendons, or muscles in the achilles area, but working fast doesn't mean that the job's done right. When scar tissue forms it doesn't come together as neatly as regular (healthy) tissue would. Scar tissue fibers will lay down over top of your tear in a cluttered, messy and jumbled up way.

This is how scar tissue works. The scar tissue that forms to fix your tear will be unorganized and won't line up properly with the healthy tissue surrounding the injury site. This scar tissue will also attach to everything in that area, including the surrounding healthy tissue as well. This can result in a long-term fusing together of the soft tissue in your achilles that stiffens your joint reducing your mobility and making your injury even more painful (tenosynovitis)!

Scar tissue is a major problem especially when it comes to chronic, repetitive strain damage - causing your injury to take months or even YEARS to completely heal!

Achilles wrap

You can reduce scar tissue growth and inhibit further injury to your achilles by generating heat & increasing blood flow to that area. We feel that treating yourself with an Achilles TShellz Wrap is the easiest and most effective way to help improve Range of Motion, reduce pain in the area, reduce risk of worsening the injury while helping minimize the growth of stubborn scar tissue.

The heat effect from the Achilles TShellz Wrap will help relax and lengthen your soft tissue to help improve your range of motion and prevent atrophy (wasting away) of your surrounding tissue. This is why we recommend a T•Shellz Wrap® treatment before undergoing periods of significant exertion within the injury area. (ie. before going to work, shopping, etc.)

Overall, continued treatment with the Achilles TShellz Wrap is intended to relax and lengthen soft tissue; this helps improve range of motion while combatting atrophy of tendons and ligaments in the area. The TShellz Wrap is intended to reduce the chance of degenerative conditions by maximizing blood flow where it's needed most, preventing further damage, and dealing with scar tissue.



Time and rest are the primary ways for achilles tendinitis to really heal, but by applying a local circulatory enhancement device such as the Achilles T•Shellz Wrap®, you can boost your body's capability to heal tissue, reduce scar tissue growth, reduce your risk of re-injury, reduce your risk of worsening the existing injury, and reduce the risk of secondary injury by overcompensation (ie. overtaxing your left achilles and knee because of achilles tendonitis in your right leg).


When to use a Cold Compress or Ice Pack:

  • 24 to 72 hours after your initial injury or when you first notice pain and swelling to stop further damage to tissue, relieve pain, and decrease swelling.
  • After exercise, workouts or activity of any kind to prevent re-injury.
  • Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to control pre and post-surgery pain and swelling.
  • Anytime you feel your lower leg, heel or achilles has been over-extended, over-worked, twisted, strained or sprained causing pain and swelling.
  • Anytime you have swelling, sharp throbbing pain or inflammation.
  • Any other situation where you need to draw the pain and inflammation out of your lower leg and foot.

When to use an Achilles TShellz Wrap:

  • When the swelling is down (usually after applying cold to the injury over 24 to 48 hr period).
  • BEFORE getting out of bed in the morning. BEFORE going to bed at night.
  • BEFORE exercise, workouts or activity of any kind to increase elasticity of achilles tendons, ligaments & muscles and decrease chances of re-injury due to overstraining.
  • AFTER surgery (once the skin wound has healed over) to increase blood flow in the area and minimize scar tissue growth at the surgery location.
  • Anytime BEFORE you feel you might undertake activity that will put significant strain on the injury area.

New Technology For The Best Home Options Available!

T•Shellz Wraps® are what we believe to be the most highly effective home medical devices out there - helping boost blood circulation, increase elasticity of soft tissue, reduce inflammation and minimize pain. It is a product we have developed specifically for this purpose. You can be certain it will do this, as we give full refunds if this is not the case.

Achilles TShellz Wrap Achilles Tendinitis

The Energy Pad (a component of the T•Shellz Wrap® stimulates all the tissue beneath it evenly. The parts of your body that are healthy will rapidly respond with increased blood flow and there will be little sensation in that area. As your body continues to recover you'll also notice a decrease in pain and the range of motion in your achilles should improve. So not only does pain and inflammation go away, but with every treatment you can feel the difference - you can tell your injury is getting better.



T•Shellz Wraps®:
Comfortable, Effective and Easy To Use

  • T•Shellz Wraps® are very comfortable to wear. The shell is soft and very flexible. The edges are soft and will not irritate your skin.
  • The Energy Pad within is also flexible like cloth so the entire unit conforms to your body.
  • T•Shellz Wraps® are cut and sewn specifically to fit each part of the body so they fit comfortably. They come with velcro closures and are very easy to put on and take off.
  • It is so easy to plug and un-plug you can stop and start your treatments with ease. This wrap is comfortable enough to wear all day long.
  • The T•Shellz Wrap® is not affected by clothing. Wear it over or under - it is up to you.

T•Shellz Wraps® - Premium Quality, and
100% Guaranteed!

achilles TShellz Wrap for Runners

Like all our products, T•Shellz Wraps® are high quality wraps you will find nowhere else. We have them for every part of the body. And, of course, we guarantee our wraps with the MendMeShop 60 day, money back guarantee. If you have purchased our product(s) and used them as directed and are not satisfied with the outcome; you can send it back for a full product refund. We also provide a full year warranty on our T•Shellz Wrap® devices.

So, if you're really looking for an effective wrap to treat soft tissue bursitis pain; if you're looking to reduce inflammation, treat scar tissue, boost blood circulation and strengthen soft tissue, the T•Shellz Wrap® is what we recommend. We feel it is an exceptional home based approach to maximizing your soft tissue injury recovery process.

AidMyAchilles is committed to bringing you quality products for helping you relieve pain and boost blood flow to maximize your home recovery. These products are quickly revolutionizing the way the therapeutic industry thinks about soft tissue treatments and come highly recommended by our customers. If you have injured soft tissue in your achilles or lower calf muscle that you want to heal quickly, harness the power of your own body to heal itself and use an Achilles T•Shellz Wrap® to boost blood flow to soft tissue in the treatment area. This brings more nutrients and oxygen to the injured soft tissue, accelerating the body's own healing bio-mechanism.

With a TShellz Wrap you help your body heal without medications... organically, you could say.


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Recovery from Achilles Surgery

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For Post-Surgery Recovery, cold is recommended by doctors to treat your pain in a natural, non-addictive way and to reduce swelling.

After the incision site has healed and initial inflammation has reduced, use our TShellz Wraps to stimulate blood flow in the area. Using the TShellz Wrap as soon as pain & swelling has reduced following your surgery will help minimize scar tissue growth that forms as you heal. Treating scar tissue is arguably the most important step following surgery, especially in a joint as scar tissue growth will impact range of motion in the joint.

Leaving post-surgery scar tissue untreated can lead to stiffness, chronic pain, osteoarthritis or other chronic conditions. You're more likely to end up with another injury if you choose not to actively treat the scar tissue that develops in the area - this is why pretty much all post surgery recoveries involve visits to a Physical Therapist (PT). Circulatory Boost encourages more oxygen and nutrients to flow to the area to help your body in its recovery process. An increase in blood flow should also help improve the strength of soft tissue in the area.


Our Achilles Formula is Proven to Work


We are very confident our line of home use products will assist you in recovering from your injury by reducing your swelling and inflammation induced pain, maximizing blood flow where it's needed most and increasing the flexibility, range of motion in the area.

Here at AidMyAchilles we pride ourselves in helping you with your healing and recovery process. Everyone at AidMyAchilles has tested and used the products, finding solutions to conditions that do not fit into the norm. This dedication to our customers and our products goes hand-in-hand with our guarantees to you as a customer:

  • Guarantee #1 - Use your products diligently for up to 60 days and you will experience a significant reduction in pain. If not, I encourage you to send back the items for a 100% refund.
  • guaranteed customer satisfaction
  • Guarantee #2 - You will not be left in the dark after purchasing any product form us. AidMyAchilles Advisers and Product Specialists are available 7 days a week by toll free phone 1-866-237-9608 or email to answer your questions or concerns.
  • Guarantee #3 - Your order is guaranteed to be shipped within 24 hours on every business day.
  • Guarantee #4 - All purchases receive a one year, full replacement warranty with guaranteed, prompt service.
  • Guarantee #5 - You could easily save hundreds of dollars and probably much more, by utilizing our products and getting back to work sooner.



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Achilles Tendon Facts

There are over 250,000 achilles tendon injuries each year in the US.


Achilles tendon ruptures are common in people between the ages of 30 and 50.


In runners, too rapid an increase in mileage, hill training without proper strengthening, and recent or inadequate changes to running gear can cause injuries to the Achilles tendon.


Achilles tendonitis accounts for an estimated 11% of running injuries.


3-5% of athletes are forced to leave their sports career due to Achilles tendon overuse injuries that go untreated.


Medications mask the pain but do very little in the healing of Achilles tendonitis.


A fully ruptured tendon REQUIRES surgery. It will not heal on its own.


Achilles tendonitis and Achilles tendinitis are the same thing.


Continually using your Achilles tendon while it is injured will lead to a more serious and/or chronic injury.


 


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