What is the purpose of an AFO brace?
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Just so, how long should you wear AFO?
Day 1 - Wear your brace for up to two hours ON, followed by one hour OFF for a total wearing time of 6 hours. Day 2 - Wear your brace for up 4 hours. Remove the brace and check your skin. If your skin is just pink, re-apply the brace for 4 more hours for a total wearing time of 8 hours.
Subsequently, question is, can you drive with an AFO? Well, first off the brace is made for walking primarily. Secondly, if you want to push your foot down (plantarflex) then it is not going to happen at the foot while you are driving with an AFO. Often times these very same people do not have to go to the shoe store, because usually in their closet can work with the AFO.
Besides, how does an ankle foot orthosis work?
Ankle-foot orthosis: A brace, usually made of plastic, that is worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position and correct foot drop. Abbreviated AFO. Also known as foot drop brace.
What shoes can I wear with AFO brace?
Sometimes it's easier to insert the brace into this type of shoe. Favorite shoes that fit over orthotics: Hatchbacks, Stride Rite, New Balance, Converse, and Nike. Join the CHASA Shoe Exchange.