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Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs)

We are Rochester, NY's expert in Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO). An AFO is a brace that encompasses the ankle and the foot to provide appropriate support and/or correction. Over the past 20 years, AFOs have changed in design. It was customary to make leg braces out of metal and leather. These braces were attached to the outside of shoes. Now, with advances in technology, we are able to make your custom braces out of plastic or carbon that fit inside the shoe. AFOs should be worn with a sock between your skin and the AFO. There are several different designs and styles of off-the-shelf and custom plastic AFOs, which include fixed/solid, jointed/articulated, ground reaction, supramalleolar (SMO), and dynamic (DAFO). Depending on an individual's diagnosis and need, one style may be prescribed over another.

Listed below are some of the reasons why you many need an AFO:

  • Weakness in the ankle or knee
  • Instability of foot, ankle, knee
  • Mild knee hyperextension
  • Nerve damage
  • CVA
  • Drop foot
  • Injury (examples include achilles tendon, posterior tibial tendonitis, trauma)
  • Crouched gait
  • Foot or ankle deformity (varus, valgus, pronation/pes planus, supination)
  • Arthritis
  • Charcot arthropathy
  • Toe walker
  • Tight tendons that need stretching
  • Spasticity
  • Night time bracing with and without Botox treatments
  • Tone

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