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Airheel Ankle Brace


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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.

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Size Chart & Fit Help
Size UK Shoe Size
Small <6
Medium 6-8
Large >8
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  • Dea at 04/05/2014 22:45
    • 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
  • Buffy Weiss at 08/04/2014 20:48
    • 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.
  • JON at 16/03/2014 18:40
    • 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
  • Janelle at 24/01/2014 18:46
    • 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.
  • Al at 01/01/2014 09:53
    • 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
  • Joe at 12/12/2013 05:09
    • 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.
  • Doug at 03/12/2013 15:40
    • 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.
  • Antwon at 24/11/2013 18:22
    • 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.
  • Adam at 31/10/2013 05:31
    • 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
  • John at 24/04/2013 18:05
    • I will be returning to work after <a href="/ankle-injuries/achilles-tendonitis">Achilles' tendon</a> 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.
  • Curtis at 04/04/2013 00:16
    • 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!
  • Jo at 03/04/2013 18:06
    • 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!
  • Nick at 04/02/2013 05:19
    • 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!
  • Mica at 27/01/2013 15:34
    • 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.


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


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

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • Melissa at 22/07/2012 14:39
    • Can the brace be worn inside <a href="/volleyball">volleyball</a> 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.
  • Krissy at 16/07/2012 01:00
    • 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.

  • Sherry at 15/07/2012 00:16
    • 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
  • Teresa at 02/05/2012 17:15
    • 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.

    • 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.
  • Elaine at 28/03/2012 01:57
    • 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.
  • Jamie at 11/08/2011 00:45
    • 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.
  • Janice at 18/07/2011 17:54
    • Can you pls tell me if the Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace
      Will help with a neuroma?


      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.
  • Chelsea at 09/07/2011 20:09
    • 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.
  • Tom M. at 30/05/2011 21:44
    • 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.
  • Jodi at 06/04/2011 18:14
    • 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.

  • katherine at 28/03/2011 14:02
    • 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.

  • john at 12/03/2011 17:23
    • Can I wear the air heel along with orthotics?
    • John,
      Yes you may wear the AirCast airheel with your custom orthotics.
  • Karen at 07/03/2011 13:43
    • Does the width of the foot impact what size I should order? I am a womens 10 but I wear the widest shoe.
    • 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.co.uk again.
  • Bill Mitchell at 06/02/2011 16:19
    • 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.
  • David at 24/12/2010 03:52
    • 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.
  • Jill at 19/11/2010 00:09
    • If I suffer from <a href="/ankle-injuries/achilles-tendonitis">achilles tendonitis</a>, 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.
  • Steve at 27/06/2010 17:05
    • Will it fit inside a soccer boot or <a href="/running">running shoe</a>?
    • Yes, The Aircast Airheel has a low profile design so it fits comfortably inside athletic shoes.
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