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27 W 130 Roosevelt Rd.
#2E, Winfield, IL 60190


8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday- Friday

After hours Always Available by appointment

After Hours Available By Appointment

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Leg Brace For Stroke Patients – AFO (Ankle Foot Orthosis)

Are you searching for a leg brace due to a stroke?

Gait Deviations Due To Stroke

When you hear the term “foot drop”, you can count on it being a medical phrase with a slew of meanings. One of those is when your toes are dragging when you are walking. A medical professional will see something like that and call it a foot drop. This could be something relatively slight to something as serious as muscles struggling to even lift the foot up off of the ground.

(To go right to videos to testimonials for AFOs, which some people call “Leg Braces For Stroke Patients”, click here  : https://rinella-op.com/foot-drop-brace-afo-kafo/ )

The term “drop foot” can also be used to try and talk about a foot that is pointed downward. So what is the term for that exactly? Contracted plantarflexed position.   This refers to a position of the foot when the toes go down farther relative to the height of the heel. In this state of having the toes pointed downward, it can appear that muscles are quite active, which is somewhat different from being weak. Medical professionals believe that people have a flexible or a ridged foot drop depending on the range of motion in the ankle joint. They will try and bring the foot into the neutral position.

Professionals Who Make Leg Braces For Stroke Patients

As everyone with a foot problem knows, experience is something that will provide a person with an eye for detail.  Brace professionals are typically devoted to this specific profession of creating braces and they have provided many more braces than anyone probably thinks that they have. A person with this specialty also has to pass a number of difficult exams on the topic. The exams are somewhat difficult as well and are definitely not easy. A licensed person in this field will need to try and protect their credentials with some continued education after they have passed their exams.

If you want to work with a professional in your area, they can probably make any claims that need to be made with regard to payment and insurance for you. Most people have almost all of their brace covered by their insurance, but it all depends on what your specific policy says about this. Most brace professionals can assist in determining health insurance benefits that may be applicable to your situation during your visit.

Finally: if you have a foot drop then using a brace to help for support can make a large difference in the way that you walk. It will not require you to use as much energy when you walk (as with a gait deviation) and you will be able to walk faster because of the support that is being provided.

If you click on the following link, you will be able to watch two videos about AFOs, the same braces given to many stroke patients : https://rinella-op.com/foot-drop-brace-afo-kafo/

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