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AFO causing foot pain

Discussion in 'Foot Health Forum' started by RSSFeedBot, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. RSSFeedBot

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    Im currently using a blue rocker AFO on my right foot. Have foot drop due to knee dislocation. I wear new balance full leather shoes and after a...

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  2. Orthican

    Orthican Active Member

    1) The vertical lateral strut is contacting the side of the foot. The width of the foot plate of the orthosis and the width of the shoe must match well. If the plate is narrower than the shoe the result is that the vertical strut will be pulled in too close to the side of the foot when the shoe is laced up.

    2) The foot is pronating uncontrolled in the shoes and the eversion is bringing the lateral border of the foot into contact with the lateral strut.

    In the case of # 1 you need either a narrower shoe or a wider footplate. If the shoes fit well then widening the footplate is the only option. A 3mm layer of eva of 55 durometer or more glued on to the foot plate will suffice to effectively widen the footplate on the medial side (the side of your arch) effectively holding the vertical strut away from your foot. (Ask your orthotist about this).

    In the case of #2 you will need to control the pronation with additional support for the foot itself in addition to the blue rocker.( A foot orthosis sitting on the foot plate of the blue rocker)

    I hope that helps.
     
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