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Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace

Treats plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, and heel pain.

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Pulsating pneumatic compression minimizes swelling and enhances circulation.

The Aircast AirHeel™ brace treats plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, and heel pain by applying pulsating compression with every step, which helps reduce swelling and enhance circulation. The AirHeel brace is ideal for all activity levels. Constructed of lightweight breathable fabric, the AirHeel brace is simple to apply - just slip it on like a sock and adjust the fit with one strap.


Here’s how it works…The AirHeel™ brace is equipped with two interconnected aircells located under the foot arch and in back of the achilles tendon. When you take a step, the first air chamber (under the arch) begins to collapse thus reducing the stress to the plantar fascia under the arch. Air is forced into the chamber surrounding the achilles tendon which then inflates. The inflated achilles chamber applies compression to the achilles tendon to shorten the lever arm thus reducing strain on the tendon.


The Aircast AirHeel brace is used to treat or prevent the following injuries:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Heel pain

Product Features…and the benefits you’ll experience!

  • Aircell Technology
    The aircells provide pulsating pneumatic compression that minimizes swelling and enhances circulation.
  • Streamlined Design
    Lightweight materials and a simplified design make this brace extremely comfortable.

Sizing and Measurements

Click on the Size Chart tab above to learn how to measure your foot to determine what brace size you need.


Shop our complete selection of ankle braces or browse additional Aircast products.

Size Men's Shoe Size Women's Shoe Size
Small Up to 7 Up to 8.5
Medium 7.5-11 9-12.5
Large 11.5+ 13+
4.9 17

Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace reviews

Donna
It works will not leave house with out it this is 2nd one so i can wash one - Donna
Tim
Very happy with the results I get from using the aircast airheal ankle brace. With the proper exercise and using this brace I have put my cane aside. - Tim
I have had plantar fasciitis for about three years and during most of that time I ended nearly every outdoor weekend and all vacations being practically crippled. I wear wide shoes and have had custom orthotics for over twenty years. I had tried everything except surgery. My son-in-law who deal in braces and orthopedic devices gave me a pair of these along with a pair of sleeping splints and I am a new, happy man. I now wear them every day whether I feel like I need them or not. I can still have some minor pain by the end of a day spent mostly on my feet but most days are pain free. Amazing! - Bob
Cassandra
OMG... This works so good, my foot hurt so bad to the point that I couldn't walk for a week I came across this site, I bought the brace and I am so happy I did. - Cassandra
Patience
I just received this Aircast today, and tried it on immediately. I was skeptical after buying multiple products to find any relief from my plantar fasciitis. With this brace, I'm actually able to walk on my foot again! I haven't walked "normally" on my heel for over 8 months now due to my extreme pain. Until I can find another job getting me off of my feet during 12 hour shifts, just knowing I can now get through those shifts without pain is such a comfort! While this won't cure the problem, it can at least provide relief from the symptoms. Highly recommended! Thank you! - Patience
harleyski
SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC PAIN FROM A GRADE 3 TIB- FIB FRACTURE WITH "DEGLOVING", I RATE THIS PRODUCT AS EXCELLENT IN DESIGN AND WILL ALLOWED DYNAMIC MaSSAGE TO ENCORAGE CIRCULATION AND NUERAL STIMULATION. USED WITH THE DORSAL NIGHT SPLINT AS THE "DAY NIGHT WALKER" IT'S A PACKAGE THAT YOU MAY TOLERATE:). THE ONLY INPROVEMENT WOULD BE TO COVER THE STIFF CHAFFING HEEL AIR BLADDERS. - harleyski
Modee
I have Platntar Fasciitis, had shots, spent way over 1,500 in shoes, inserts, and taping, then had surgery, I ride horses and work cattle 12 hrs a day and wear nothing but boots, so taping was not going to keep working for me after surgery, hard to get a boot on over all that taping, surgery helped a lot but still had heel pain, was told it could take 8 mo. To heal, bought this product, fits perfect in my boot and pain is going away, have no problem tearing or falling apart, wear everyday for last 3 months, what can I say other than awesome, seeing my doctor tomorrow can't wait to tell him about this product. - Modee
After six months with heel pain in left foot I tried Air Heel on the rec. of a retired surgeon. Pain is gone now and I will continue to wear full time for another week and then try without. I grade Air Heel a 10!! - Ted
Jules
It really works. I play a lot of tennis and I tried everything. Took the heel pain away after a few weeks of wearing it. Though only one heel hurts, I bought one fore each foot to balance out the height. - Jules
I am very happy with the way this ankle brace has helped. I also have a torn tendon on the inside of my ankle. the Dr. recommended I use this and the terrible pain I was in has calmed down tremendously. The only thing is that the bottom wrap started peeling from the inside to quick and it's starting to tear near the seams. I wish it could be fixed cause the rest still works great. And also I had to go to a wide shoe because it is a little bulky and won't fit in a normal shoe. But to me it was worth it . Because I didn't like the pain. In fact I am ordering one for my left foot now. - Cindy
Lou
I've had heel pain for years....bursitis, heel spurs, and Plantar.....throughout my international basketball career, and this brace has made the pain disappear, and I feel like I've never had heel pain before. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You - Lou
Big Country
Took Son's heel pain away immediately. Awesome....Awesome....Awesome.... - Big Country
sdwelle11
I was in severe pain from Plantar faciitis, and this product has been a life saver! I wear it to the gym or around the house as I have pain. I wouldn't dare go without it! - sdwelle11
Bozo
As an avid racquetball player my foot takes a pounding. After a few cortizone shots over the years I ran into a dead end where the shots were not helping. After being advised of this product by an Orthopedic doctor, I bought it and it has been a life saver. Highly, highly recommend this product, even for everyday use, not just sports. Something so simple and so helpful - Bozo
Christine
I have been wearing my air cast brace everyday and it is so comfortable and really has been helpful in relieving the discomfort of Plantars! Also for achilles tendonitis! I can't go without wearing it! Thanks! - Christine
Robert
I had severe pf (don't know if I can correctly spell the real name) and had a lot of trouble with it. I'm an airline pilot and have to walk a good bit in terminals, etc. The podiatrist prescribed and I bought some very expensive aids and he also wanted to administer cortisone shots (which I declined). I bought an Aircast Air Heel. Within two weeks I was healed! No pain at all. Great product. I just ordered three more so I can keep one in my motorcoach and different homes. Thank you, - Robert
Allie
I had the most inflamed Plantar that my foot Dr. had ever seen - beat her record. This product in three weeks has brought me down to a much better place and has been very effective and comfortable. Highly recommend it. - Allie
Tabitha
I've had all sorts of trouble with arch pain for years and I love this product has really helped. It's support is so subtle, but very effective. Better than arch supports for me. - Tabitha
The Aircast Airheel really helped. Really comfortable and fit in any shoe without any issues. Thanks! - Ryan
Anna
I have nerve pain of the foot nerves and my ankle is completely numb. This was caused by spinal root damage. The ankle brace with air gave instant relief!! Must order another. Would like to see a product that has an air cushion/compression that covers the entire foot. - Anna
I've had Achilles pain since I was 15 - now 43. It is brought on by exercise. These help prevent my pain if worn during exercise and greatly speed recovery time if injured. Just came here to buy my second pair as the pair I bought 5 years ago, whilst still functional, are a bit the worse for wear. They make the difference for me between being able to do some kinds of exercise and not : eg hiking up steep hills - Will
LoraC
I have tried all sorts of inserts and arch supports; none of them works like this does. I used one years ago and all of my plantar fasciitis disappeared. Lately it flared up again and I couldn't find my old brace, so I was thrilled to find they still made this. Then I found the old one, which still works, so now I have one to wear while I wash the other. If the chafing from the rear ankle pad starts to bother me, wearing socks underneath usually works. When I put it on, the pain is better instantly. Wonderful product! - LoraC

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  • From Nancy at 8/23/14 7:18 AM
    • I have a torn plantar fascia ligament, not plantar fasciitis. Will this brace help with that? Thanks
    • Nancy
      If you are having heel pain then the brace will help. If you are having foot pain I would suggest a walking boot to immobilize you foot and ankle. http://www.betterbraces.com/procare-xceltrax-ankle
  • From Erin at 8/23/14 4:48 AM
    • I wear a size 9 shoe but have a narrow foot. Would the small be a better fit for me? Also, what does with stabilizers consist of?
    • Erin
      These are not very wide so I would stick with the medium. The stabilizers are two plastic pieces that are removable that are in the ankle portion of the brace for ankle stabilization
  • From kviest at 8/22/14 7:45 AM
    • My 11 year old son is a gymnast. Are the closures on this product strong enough for barefoot tumbling on a spring floor and for sprint running on a vault runway?

      Also, is the arch support/cushion positioned toward the inside of the cast? In the photo it looks like it is also along the outside edge which would defeat the purpose of wearing it for him.

      Thank you.
    • The Airheel is not an arch support, it is for plantar fascitis and heel pain, so the air bladder is over the heel of the brace. It will withstand running and tumbling. The Airsport PTTD Brace is an arch support and the air bladder is along the arch of the foot. This brace also has two plstic stays anlong either side of the ankle. There is only a small strap going across the back of the brace at eh achillies area. This brace is for ankle support and arch support.
  • From Anthony Serritella at 8/18/14 11:45 AM
    • Depending on manufacturer, my shoe size is 11, 11.5 or 12. Should I go with medium or large?
    • Anthony
      I would suggest the large.
  • From myk at 8/1/14 6:34 AM
    • what is the difference between with or without stabilizers
    • The stabilizers are smal pieces of plastic stays in the top of the brace for ankle support
  • From Tim at 6/25/14 7:18 PM
    • If I plan to jog using the aircast, should I get one for each foot? I only have pain in my right foot.
    • No you would not need to get one for the other foot, only the foot that is bothering you
  • From John at 5/9/14 7:06 PM
    • I ordered a aircast small number p/n 09as and was wanting to order another one but did not see it on your web page. The only one I seen was a universal one and was wondering if that is the same as the last one I ordered. Thanks
    • Thank you for your question. The Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace is available in small, medium, large. You can try calling to place your order or copy and paste the following link: http://www.betterbraces.com/aircast-airheel-ankle-brace
  • From Dea at 5/4/14 2:45 PM
    • I have plantar fasciitis, loose ligaments, tight tendons, a neuroma, and a metatarsal that is too long in both feet. I sprained both ankles and fractured my leg a few years ago and these are the results of that accident. I need something for the plantar fasciitis and that supports my ankles since they tend to turn under while I walk/workout. Would this be the support that I am looking for?
    • The AirHeel will help with the plantar fascitis and if you get the brace with the stabilizer it will give you some ankle support
  • From Buffy Weiss at 4/8/14 12:48 PM
    • What is the difference between the Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace with stabilizer and the one without the stabilizer? Do I need one with a stabilizer for Planter Fasciitis?
    • Thank you for your question. The Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace with stabilizer will contain 2 small plastic stays in the sides of the ankle to provide an additional support to the ankle joint. This is not a necessary feature for plantar Fasciitis.
  • From Maggie at 4/6/14 9:51 AM
    • When ordering under the Style section it gives options for with or without stabilizers; I am confused as to what the stabilizers are. Are they the air pockets that massage the tendons?

      Thanks
    • Maggie
      The stabilizers are stays for ankle support. The airheel without stabilizers does not give much support for the ankle, just the air bladders for the heel and achillies areas
  • From Carol at 3/29/14 10:41 PM
    • I do not know what it means by with or without stabilisers. Please explain. Thank you.
    • Carol
      The stabilizers are extra support in the ankle portion of the brace to give ankle support as well as the bladders for heel and achillies pain
  • From JON at 3/16/14 11:40 AM
    • Over the last 2 years I've badly strained both my achilles tendons without any tearing playing softball. Is the Aircast Airheel Ankle Cast the right product for me to wear while playing for prevention of future strains of my achilles tendons? If I wear one on each foot, will this restrict my speed while running the bases?
    • Jon
      The aircast Airheel will support the achillies tendon by compression over the area, it is indicated for decreasing some of the pain associated with strain but will not prevent further injury. Only a strengthen program ans stretching regime will help to prevent injury. You can play sports while wearing the braces
  • From Janelle at 1/24/14 10:46 AM
    • I was diagnosed with PTT a couple years ago and my foot has never fully healed. It has started acting up really bad again. I have a very high arch (def not flat footed!!!). I am not sure which brace to go with. What would you recommend? Thank you!
    • Thank you for your question. We offer a brace designed for PTTD called Aircast Airlift PTTD Brace.
      The AirLift PTTD Brace is designed for the treatment of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD), or for early signs and symptoms of the adult acquired flat foot. Since it can be use for either PTTD or Flat foot, this is the brace that would be recommended for you.
  • From Al at 1/1/14 1:53 AM
    • Hi, I have flat feet and suffer from plantar fasciitis . I play beach volleyball twice a week and my fascia contracts if I'm not constantly stretching it during game. I was wondering if the airheel could be worn during the game? also is the fit loose or tight on the foot?
    • Al
      Thank you for contacting DJo. The Airheel can be worn while playing a sport and the fit is pretty snug. If you have any other questions please let us know
  • From Joe at 12/12/13 9:09 PM
    • I ruptured my Achilles tendon about 18 months ago. I exercise, but still have some soreness during and after workouts. Will this product help support and soreness while working out?
    • Joe
      Thank you for contacting product support. The Airheel will help with soreness during a workout because it is a air cushion over the back of you heel area where the Achilles attaches. It does not however offer any ankle support.
  • From Jess at 12/6/13 5:12 PM
    • Hi I have an Aus size 6 foot in a Womens shoe. Would the small fit me as it says up to 8.5?

      Thanks
    • Jess,
      An AUS 6 is equal to US size 7.5 so the small would be an appropiate size for you. Thank you for your question.
  • From Doug at 12/3/13 7:40 AM
    • I'm eight weeks into recovery from a Plantar fasciotomy with Heel spur removal. Will the Airheel Aircast help with some of the left over pain that I feel when I walk. Every time I take a step there is still some pain as I'm putting wait on the incision scar.
    • Doug,
      The aircell may add some cushion and shift some of the weight from your heel. There will still be some pressure on your incision as this brace will not keep the area free of “weight bearing”. Thank you for your question.
  • From Renee at 11/26/13 1:16 AM
    • I am considering purchasing this and the night splint for my heel spur. I worry though as I have quite large ankles and legs. I wear a size 10.5 running shoe. How adjustable are these devices please?
    • Renee,
      The Aircast Airheel and Night Splint both are made with some spandex in the material that will allow for size adjustability. Thank you for your question and for contacting DJO.
  • From Antwon at 11/24/13 10:22 AM
    • I have insertional achilles tendinosis and experience pain in the back of the heel when i push off of or land on the ball of my foot during running and jumping. Will the AirHeel relieve pain for this particular type of achilles tendinopathy?
    • Antwon
      Thank you for contacting product support. The Aircast Airheel should help ease some of your pain. The airbladders are located on the arch and on the back of the brace over the Achillies tendon. When you step down the air in the arch pushes into the back aircell to hit your heel and achillies.
  • From Ian at 11/9/13 11:53 PM
    • I currently wear a size 11 UK/AU or 12 US shoe, I also wear orthotics (to support my high arch), I was wondering if I can wear the Airheel with my custom orthotics and what size would suit best, medium or large? I don't want to buy new shoes if I can avoid it.

      Thanks in advance
    • Ian
      Thank you for contacting product support. You should not have a problem wearing this in your shoe even with the orthotic it is very thin except over the heel portion where the air cushion is located. You should get the large to best accomidate your foot size
  • From Adam at 10/31/13 10:31 PM
    • Do you recommend this product for people with diabetes?
    • The brace should be fine for someone with diabetes. Just make sure to get the correct size and always check your feet when taking off the brace to make sure there are not abrasions or cuts
  • From anand at 6/15/13 1:07 AM
  • From John at 4/24/13 10:05 AM
    • I will be returning to work after Achilles' tendon surgical repair, will this air cast provide support for my achilles, I spend a lot of time on my feet.?
    • The Airheel gives some relief for the Achilles Tendon, but is not recommended post Achilles surgery. I would ask your physician what he would like you wearing.
  • From Tiffany Holden at 4/10/13 5:35 AM
    • How many socks should I or do I need to wear under my aircast?
    • Tiffany,
      One sock is all that is recommended.
  • From Neil at 4/4/13 11:37 PM
    • Hi. I have a grade 2 arkilies tear which is nealy healed . i want to return to tennis and was wondering if the Aircast Airheal would be the brace to use to support the Arkilies.
      Thanks Neil
    • Hello, Neil -

      Yes the AirCast Airheel would provide the appropriate support and pain relief for your Achilles injury.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From Curtis at 4/3/13 4:16 PM
    • What kind of warranty does the Air Cast have?
      I had bought a pair for both feet and the A-C lost it inflation after one month.
    • Hello, Curtis -

      The AirCast has a 6 month warranty.

      If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From Jo at 4/3/13 10:06 AM
    • Can I wear aircast ankle brace without shoes? Will it get damaged? What about wearing them with sandals?
    • Hello, Jo -

      The aircast ankle brace is not recommended to be worn without shoes. It is recommended to be worn inside of a shoe.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From Andrea at 4/3/13 4:38 AM
    • Hi. When ordering it says "universal"... Not left or right?? I need one for my left foot. Is ordering the universal suitable for either?
    • Hello, Andrea -

      Yes, you are correct - this brace can be worn on either the left of right foot.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From Nick at 2/4/13 9:19 PM
    • Can I run with the air cast on?
    • Hello, Nick -

      Yes you can run with the Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace on. We recommend that you speak with your doctor first to make sure that he/she has cleared you for running-type of activities.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From Mica at 1/27/13 7:34 AM
    • My foot pain is gotten so bad that I can barely walk. I have custom made inserts that aren't doing a thing and I need to know the best product to treat my PF? I am ready to pay what I need to even have them shipped overnight. In some of your splits I don't see a lot of arch support. I need something to wear all day/night. Please tell me which is the best splint/boot for extreme PF.
    • Hello, Mica -

      The Aircast Airheel is a good product to use while walking or ambulating. However, for nighttime use, we recommend the ProCare Dorsiwedge NIght Splint.

      http://www.betterbraces.com/procare-dorsiwedge-plantar-fasciitis-night-splint

      If you would like to get the Aircast AirHeel/DNS Care Kit, that would include the combination of the AirHeel brace and night splint.

      http://www.betterbraces.com/aircast-airheel-dns-care-kit

      If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From Natalia at 12/8/12 8:42 PM
    • What is the AirCast made out of? (all portions)
    • Hello, Natalia -

      The brace itself is a compression spandex material. It contains two air cells (at the Achilles and the sole of the foot) made of water proof nylon. Finally there is a velcro strap that goes across the front part of your shin above the ankle. The product is entirely latex free.

      If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a great day!
  • From Hamiora Hei at 11/14/12 6:24 PM
    • Hi, my daughter is 7 years old & she wears a kids size 12 shoe. She has bad Plantar Fasciitis on both more on her right foot. Would the small size Aircast Airheel fit her, also do you have a night splint to fit her size when she is sleeping, how much in total with postage to 4209 Qld?,thanks....
    • Hello, Hamiora -

      Unfortunately we do not carry pediatric products that fit your daughter's size. We apologize.

      Thanks and have a great day.
  • From Melissa at 7/22/12 6:39 AM
    • Can the brace be worn inside volleyball shoes as well as the volleyball ankle guards?
    • Melissa,
      The airheel is made of neoprene, it is not very thick, but wearing it with an ankle brace for volleyball may make it too think to wear in your volleyball shoes.
  • From Krissy at 7/16/12 5:00 PM
    • Will the airheel cast alleviate arch pain?
      Will it offer any arch support while walking it standing?
    • Krissy,
      Thank you for contacting DJO Global. The Aircast AirHeel brace treats plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, and heel pain by applying pulsating compression with every step, which helps reduce swelling and enhance circulation. The AirHeel brace is ideal for all activity levels. Constructed of lightweight breathable fabric, the AirHeel brace is simple to apply - just slip it on like a sock and adjust the fit with one strap. In therory, because it alleviates Platar Fasciitis you should have reduced arch pain.


  • From Sherry at 7/14/12 4:16 PM
    • I should order a medium based on shoe size. However, I need to know how big around the upper support strap will accommodate. People have asked already, but the answer just points to shoe length size, and that doesn't help. How big around is the upper lower leg strap? Is it the same size for all shoe sizes?
    • Sherry,
      Thank you for your question the length of the strap is 4 inches. The top of the brace will fit the circumference of 12 inches
  • From Patty at 6/13/12 11:40 AM
    • Purchased the AirCast Airheel. Excellent. Helps tremendously. Ordered a small as per the shoe size. I'm anywhere from 7.0 to 8.5, depending on manufacturer. Not considered a wide size either. The only issue I have with the small ones, is that I can feel it across the top of my foot towards (over the bone/veins towards the ankle). the ankle strap/wrap fits fine. When I take off at night you can clearly see a red mark/line. Without wearing socks (thin ones) they seem a better fit. Afraid if I purchase a medium size (as I do need a 2nd one between cleanings), that it might be too big and not as efficient.
    • Well, you should be wearing a sock between the brace and your skin. So if you are unable to do so with a small, I would get a medium. Remember you do have a 90 day money back guarantee so if it's too big we can always replace it for you at no charge.
  • From Teresa at 5/2/12 9:15 AM
    • I have PTTD and the PTTD brace is so uncomfortable I cannot stand it. But the bottom air in the foot does give me some relief and lifts my foot up some. I just cannot take anything against my ankle. Would this aircast airheel ankle brace help me.

      Thanks,
      Teresa
    • The AirCast Air Heel does have an aircell on the arch and on the Achilles Tendon, however; it does not provide ankle stability. So depending on what you are looking for, this could be an option for you.
  • From Elaine at 3/28/12 5:57 PM
    • I am a female who wears a size 9-10 shoe depending on manufacturer. However I also have large legs. My ankle is measures around 11 inches. I want to be sure I get a size large enough to fit my ankle. Should I order a large? I went to the orthopedist and was diagnosed with either a partial calf or achilles tear. I was able to stand on tiptoes, point and flex so not a complete rupture. All the doc said after xrays was that it was a partial tear and to R.I.C.E. it. I have my own cam walker which she said was unnecessary. A day after she told me to not wear it, I felt a pain again on the back of my calf but lower this time. I believe it tore again but still not severe. I want to buy a support for the achilles area while I wear my cam boot. Would this be a good option? Thank you
    • The AirHeel will provide achilles support while wearing a boot or a shoe. Based on your size, you should order a medium.
  • From I'd at 12/28/11 9:00 PM
    • I am over pronating I have ankle pain and discomfort overall walking. Is this the right product for my issues. Flat feet and over pronation.
    • I would actually recommend the Aircast PTTD brace. since you are having an over pronation issue with your foot, the PTTD brace has medial and lateral supports to help keep your foot in neutral position and then in inflatable aircell will help with your flat feet issue.
  • From Jamie at 8/10/11 4:45 PM
    • I am a cashier/sales associate with plantar fasciitis. Would the Aircast Airheel Ankle brace be a good fit for me? Also, is the brace Latex Free?
    • The brace is latex free, and it will be a great option for your plantar fascitis. Especially cause you are up on your feet all day, this will help support and massage that area.
  • From Janice at 7/18/11 9:54 AM
    • Can you pls tell me if the Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace
      Will help with a neuroma?

      Thanks,

      Janice Berthold
    • It depends on where the neuroma is. Normally the are up at the toes, and this aircell sits in the arch of your food and provides support there. So if it is at your toes, it will not probide you with the ultimate support needed.
  • From Zuraidah Haron at 7/11/11 7:36 PM
    • I like to purchase your aircast airheel. Can you ship it to Singapore? Thanks
    • We do not sell internationally, log onto http://www.djoglobal.eu/en_US/index.html to find your local distributor in your country to assist you.
  • From Chelsea at 7/9/11 12:09 PM
    • I am a dancer, I have been told by doctors that there is nothing they can do for my pain. They said it was probalby tendonitis. It hurts most around the achilles tendon. I am at a dead end and need help. I would say my pain is moderate to severe, will this brace help me? also, is the brace flexible enought to dance in(i have to point my toes!)? lastly, my last aircast was pre-inflated, but seemed to loose the air over time...what should i do about this?
      Thank you so much for your help!

    • The Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace is meant to be worn with a shoe, will you be dancing with a shoe on? If so, it would work. The aircells are inflated. There is a 6 month warranty. If the aircell deflates during that time, please contact us so we can swap it out for you.
  • From KEITH at 6/20/11 1:00 PM
    • If it deflates will it still be effective?
    • Hey Keith,
      The movement of ari from one aircell to the other is what causes the massage effect on the plantar fascia. If the aircell deflates and there is no more air then there is no more massage effect and the brace is useless.


      Thanks
  • From Tom M. at 5/30/11 1:44 PM
    • I have a swollen achilles tendon in my right ankle. I get cramps in my right foot from alot of stop and go driving, will this brace help me. Thank you Tom M.
    • Yes the Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace would be recommended for someone like you with a swollen achilles tendon. The dual aircell technology will help to compression your achilles to press the swelling out of that area alleviating pressure and pain. Should you have any additional questions please contact us again.
  • From Don at 4/17/11 11:07 AM
    • Is it washable?
    • Yes, the Airheel is hand washable with mild detergent and then let air dry.
  • From Kip at 4/7/11 2:24 PM
    • I have a wide foot. I generally fit a woman's size 7.5-8 width 3E to 4E, or a man's 8-8.5 width W-2W.

      Should I order a small or a medium?

      Thanks!!!
    • Hey Kip,
      The medium would be a better fit for you.

      Thanks,
  • From Jodi at 4/6/11 10:14 AM
    • I don't know what is wrong with my achilles tendon but I have pain there. Does the Aircast Airheel help other achilles tendon pain or just achilles tendonitis?
    • Hey Jodi,
      The Aircast Airheel has two aircells in it, one under the foot and one on the achilles. The air pulses back and forth creating a massaging affect which loosens up the tissue. If your Achilles pain comes from chronic tightness then yes, the airheel will help. If your achilles pain comes from something else(for instance over-pronation, ankle mal-alignment, Ligament laxity, etc) then no, the Airheel will not help.


      Thanks
  • From katherine at 3/28/11 6:02 AM
    • Does the aircast airheel provide arch support when sitting or lying down?
    • Hi Katherine,
      The Aircast Airheel does not provide any arch support. The Airheel is for people who have Plantar Fasciitis and/or Achilles Tendonitis. The Aircell under the foot does not support the arch.

      Thanks
  • From Stephanie Partridge at 3/23/11 4:59 PM
    • My aircast airheel worked great for about the first 3 weeks. Then it deflated. How do I get it to pump full of air again? No manual or guide came when I purchased it.
      I also checked for leaks and could not find one.

      Thanks

    • The airheel is a fully sealed unit. If it has gone flat, that means it's defective. There is no way to inflate it again. Please call betterbraces at 1-800-553-6019 to obtain a replacement.
  • From john at 3/12/11 9:23 AM
    • Can I wear the air heel along with orthotics?
    • John,
      Yes you may wear the AirCast airheel with your custom orthotics.
  • From Karen at 3/7/11 5:43 AM
    • Does the width of the foot impact what size I should order? I am a womens 10 but I wear the widest shoe.
      Thanks
    • Karen, the foot section of the AirCast Air Heel is made out of neoprene so it is forgiving and stretches out, therefore it should strech to your foot width. Based on your shoe size you would fit into a size medium which is part number 09AM. Should you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact www.betterbraces.com again.
  • From Bill Mitchell at 2/6/11 8:19 AM
    • I went to my podiatrist and it turns out I have Peroneal tendon tendonitis and a bit of plantar fasciitis. Will the Aircast Airheel help me to heal versus a full Aircast boot? About 6 years ago I had achillis tendonitis and plantar fasciitis and the full boot did the trick along with the night splint. I would like to avoid the full boot if possible. Is a neoprene sock helpful also?
    • The Airheel is great at providing comfort and massaging relief for the plantar fasciitis and the Achilles tendon areas. The Peroneals do run along the side of the Achilles tendon area so it will get some massaging relief as well. As far as the airheel healing the problem, it cannot heal it on its own, but it can provide some relief and massaging to the area while you are active during the day. I suggest you check with your podiatrist to see if the tendonitis is as severe as before, when he had you immobilize the area. If it is not as severe, then using the airheel will help in providing you relief and massage the area while it is healing. We also have a Dorsal night splint that you can combine with the airheel. When wear it at night, it will put your foot in a flexed position that will give the plantar fasciitis, Achilles and peroneals a gentle stretch, which is prove to help in relieving discomfort in these areas.
  • From David at 12/24/10 7:52 PM
    • I have severe plantar fasciitis and have tried numerous arch supports with limited success. I weigh 450 pounds. Will your product stand up to my weight?
    • The Airheel is tested to 1000 lbs of pressure. Walking adds 2-3x your body weight to ground forces; so, the product does have a good chance of holding up for you.
  • From jenna at 12/22/10 12:21 PM
    • Will the size small air cast air heel be small enough for my daughter who wears a size 3 shoe?
    • No, the small will not fit your daughter appropriately and unfortunately this is a unique product that does not have a substitute in pediatric sizes.
  • From Mike at 12/4/10 7:58 AM
    • Does the Aircase Airheel come in left as well as nd right or does one size it fit both feet? I don't see a place to choose either left or right foot when ordering.
    • Hello!

      The Aircast Airheel is universal left or right, meaning it can be worn on either foot.
  • From Jill at 11/19/10 4:09 PM
    • If I suffer from achilles tendonitis, is it better to immobilize the foot completely or will the aircast air heel really work? I also wear a size women's 5, will the small be too big?
    • Hello Jill,

      You should consult your physician to verify the brace style that they'd like you to wear.

      A size small Aircast Airheel will accommodate up to an 8.5 womens.
  • From virginia russell at 9/27/10 3:11 PM
    • does the aircast fit either right or left? or do i order them specifically? if so, how? i do not see where to do that.
    • The Aircast Airheel is universal and fits both the right and left foot.
  • From virginia russell at 9/27/10 3:11 PM
    • does the aircast fit either right or left? or do i order them specifically? if so, how? i do not see where to do that.
    • Hello Virgina,

      The Airheel is universal left or right.
  • From Steffani Pouliot at 9/6/10 8:08 PM
    • I have an air cast and seems to have come deflated. Is there anyway i can inflate it again?
    • Unfortunately no. If it is within 6mo of purchase with us then we can exchange under warranty, otherwise you would need to purchase a new brace. Please contact 800-553-6019 for warranty information.
  • From Joy at 8/26/10 7:35 AM
    • I wear a women's dress shoe size 8.5 but a size 9 in runners. Should I order the small or medium?
      Thanks.
    • You'd be fine in either. Of course the small will fit a bit more snug while the medium may have more give in it, but both will provide you with the support and relief you need.
  • From April at 8/2/10 1:21 PM
    • How do you put air into the aircast?
    • Hello April,

      The Aircast Airheel comes pre-inflated.
  • From Tiffany at 7/13/10 12:33 AM
  • From Steve at 6/27/10 9:05 AM
    • Will it fit inside a soccer boot or running shoe?
    • Yes, The Aircast Airheel has a low profile design so it fits comfortably inside athletic shoes.
  • From Dan at 6/1/10 6:22 AM
    • Hello,
      I'm wondering if Aircast Airheel will fit when wearing high top hiking boots?

      Thanks
    • The Aircast Airheel brace should be able to be worn inside your hiking boot comfortably.

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