There are several styles of AFO braces for drop foot. The Most Common Swedish style of AFO brace is relatively inexpensive and provides basic support for the foot. However, more supportive braces are available and should be worn only under the direction of a HCP. You can choose from prefabricated polypropylene or lightweight carbon fiber braces that support your entire foot and ankle. The AliMed Swedish AFO brace is an injection molded polypropylene splint that provides static dorsiflexion assistance and lateral stability for the entire foot-ankle area. Moreover, you can wear it with or without shoes.
AFO braces are lightweight ankle foot orthoses that support the foot and ankle while minimizing foot flexion. They are made from orthopedic grade thermoplastic and can be trimmed according to your feet’s dimensions. Moreover, they can be adjusted to your size and shape, ensuring a perfect fit and proper function for patients with drop foot brace. With these braces, you can regain the normal gait.
The Leaf Spring AFO is available only with the approval of a healthcare professional. The AFO is fabricated in a predorsiflexed position to provide superior dorsiflexion assistance. The long strut acts as a lever arm and increases foot lift. The Leaf Spring AFO also extends to the head of the metatarsals. With a little care, you can modify your Leaf Spring AFO to fit your calf circumference and leg height.
When choosing an AFO brace for drop foot, you must consider the possible wear and tear. Different types of AFO brace are meant for different people with different levels of foot drop. A physical therapist will be able to help you determine which type will work best for your needs. If the AFO is not comfortable, you should consider an alternative option. You should always discuss any discomforts you experience with your doctor before choosing an AFO brace.
An ankle foot orthotic is another option for treating foot drop. AFO braces are designed to raise the front part of the foot and make walking more comfortable. The AFO brace should be worn alongside your surgery. However, if your AFO does not correct the underlying problem, it could make your recovery more difficult and may even lead to complications. And if it doesn’t, your recovery may be much slower than it should be.
The design of an AFO brace can be very helpful in improving the quality of your life. Some are lightweight and made of breathable material. Others are solid, and fully support the foot and ankle. Regardless of which option you choose, the brace should be easy to wear and can fit into most shoes. This will help your quality of life and your ability to enjoy the activities you love. While you’re recovering from foot drop, an AFO brace may be all you need to resume a normal life.
The Ossur Foot-Up Drop Brace is another option for drop foot. With no heel, this orthotic supports the foot and ankle while lifting the toes and keeping the ankle in alignment. The Ossur Foot-Up Drop Brace is also lightweight, comfortable, and works with virtually any shoe. It also fits inside most types of shoes and is compatible with two sizes. Always refer to the sizing chart for accurate fitting.