The OSSUR(r) AFO Leaf Spring foot drop brace is a supportive orthotic device that may help with the symptoms of foot drop. Its semi-rigid section makes for a better fit in shoes, flexible ankle support, and better toe clearance. Here are some other things to consider when buying one:
OSSUR(r) AFO Leaf Spring:
The Ossur(r) AFO Leaf Spring Foot Drop Orthosis is a prefabricated polypropylene ankle foot orthosis that is designed to support the flaccid drop foot. This brace is lightweight, with a semi-rigid section on the foot plate for toe clearance and support. It is made of a thin thermoplastic material, which makes it easy to cut and fit inside most lace-up shoes. The new version comes in a black-colored strap.
The Posterior Leaf Spring AFO is a lightweight device that is commonly prescribed for patients with weak lower extremities. The Posterior Leaf Spring AFO fits in most lace-up shoes. A posterior leaf spring AFOs are also available, which provide medial-lateral support. You can find the Posterior Leaf Spring (PLS) and Toe-Off braces at DME-Direct.
Flexible ankle support:
The AFO, or ankle-foot orthosis, is an alternative to the rigid AFO, which is a common treatment for foot drop. It is useful for addressing foot drop issues and providing dorsiflexion and inversion control during the swing phase of gait. AFOs should be comfortable to wear for several hours without causing foot cramps and should fit comfortably inside many types of normal-sized shoes.
Another popular option for patients with AFO drop foot brace is a custom-fitted AFO. This brace is customized to fit the patient’s foot and ankle. This type of ankle brace is designed to stabilize the ankle while preventing forefoot abduction. It also maintains a neutral subtalar position. The brace can be fitted with a plantar-flexion stop or a dorsi-flexion assist, and it can be either a rigid or free-motion model.
Semi-rigid section for toe clearance:
An AFO Leaf Spring is a prefabricated polypropylene ankle-foot orthosis that provides semi-rigid toe clearance and support. Its thin flexible foot plate allows for easy trimming. The brace fits your foot and ankle in a normal position, preventing the foot from pronating. It is suitable for people with flat foot or ankle problems. It is available in many styles and colors to meet your needs.
This type of brace is constructed of orthopedic grade thermoplastic and can be custom trimmed to fit any foot shape. It is designed to aid in swing phase toe clearance and to decrease plantar flexion impact during early stance. Its semi-rigid toe clearance section and flexible foot plate are easy to fit into any shoe and offer a low profile. For men, ProCare SUPER LITE A.F.O. is available in men’s sizes.
Better fit in shoes:
The AFO Leaf Spring foot drop brace is a lightweight, prefabricated polypropylene ankle-foot orthosis that provides support and toe clearance. Its flexible foot plate allows for easy trimming to fit shoes without affecting comfort. This brace is ideal for drop foot patients resulting from stroke, Charcot-Marie Tooth, and neuromuscular disease. This article will review the pros and cons of the AFO Leaf Spring.
AFOs can be uncomfortable if they do not fit properly in shoes. To make wearing the AFO more comfortable, it’s essential to wear knee-high socks. Choose socks that are made of materials that prevent friction. Avoid cotton, which causes significant friction. Juzo Knee High Silver Socks are a good choice. Juzo also offers black and white socks. In addition to making the AFO more comfortable, the Juzo Leaf Spring foot drop brace can help a person walk and run more comfortably.