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Solid Ankle Foot Orthosis

Different Types of Ankle Foot Orthoses

If you suffer from drop foot then you are in need of support in the form of an ankle foot orthosis, or AFO brace. The industry of  “orthotics” speaks upon the topic of ankle foot orthoses types to educate readers. Some of the terms that are used on the internet today are good and sometimes people will simply throw random and misleading information on the Internet that is simply not correct.  This information about braces is correct and has been written by a licensed brace specialist.

**To see some very useful videos on AFOs, click here : https://rinella-op.com/foot-drop-brace-afo-kafo/

Solid AFO – Ankle Foot Orthoses

Three types of ankle foot orthoses are written about in this article. This is a good amount of health information that will help you learn some things about these braces in the most simple of terms.

What does the word solid mean? When people generally start talking about something like a solid ankle AFO, they are usually talking about the type of plastic that is being used in the ankle section that the brace has. A brace that is classified as a solid ankle foot has plastic that needs to come in the front of (or forward to) the patients natural ankle area.

So why is any of this important? –  A solid ankle AFO will help not only holding up the foot of the person who is walking, but it is also providing more side to side stability for the ankle itself. This limits the movement to the point where a person can get indirect support of the knee joint but the brace does not come up to the knee.

The overall bottom line for all of this is what? –  That the solid ankle AFO is going to provide a level of support.  It will help to stop any knee buckling or hyperextension.  It will also help to hold up your foot when you walk and provide great side to side stability for a patient with a walking ailment.

It is a brace that is used for more than just the widely used term, “foot drop”.  It is used for walking ailments that start to stack on top of one another, as we have mentioned in the paragraph above.

It is always best to get a custom, solid ankle AFO from an orthosist near you.  These professionals can help you get the best AFO possible.

**Click on the following link if you want to watch a very important set of videos on AFOs : click here : https://rinella-op.com/foot-drop-brace-afo-kafo/

 

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