Heel & Ankle Protectors with Shock Absorbing Padding...Helps protect the joint by diffusing and distributing pressure. Comfortable, stretchable stocking is proportionately knitted for a close fit. The shock absorbing Akton pads included with the protectors will not bottom out. May be used following a sudden injury or trauma to the elbow or heel, or simply to protect the joint as it rests against the surface. Pad is removable for washing. Sold in pairs.