Drop Foot (Ankle Foot Orthosis - AFO) Braces and Splints
We have several AFO’s or drop foot braces designed to support a weak foot (correct your drop foot), or to position a foot with contracted calf muscles into a more normal position. They are also used to immobilize the ankle and lower leg in the presence of arthritis or a fracture.
They can be classed as Mild, Moderate or Maximum. Depending on the amount of foot flexion that is required. For weak muscles where the foot has its full range of motion, the mild to moderate drop foot supports are more than enough. For issues where there is a muscle contracture and the foot are unable to flex even with you moving your foot, a maximum ankle foot orthosis is recommended.
Not sure which is right for you, contact one of our physiotherapists.