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brace to hold foot at a right angle?

Kristina1

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Does anyone know of a brace that could hold my foot at a right angle when im laying down or have feet up in the recliner? My feet hang forward/down. On the left foot there is a weird raised ridge from my ankle down my big toe that has developed. It is tight and sore and the way my foot drops/hangs when im reclined with feet up pulls on this ridge and hurts. When my CALS holds my foot at a right angle it feels so good. I want some kind of resting brace that could hold my foot at that angle. Do they make something like that? I tried searching amazon but there were a million types of braces and I couldn't figure out which one does what I want.
 

KarenNWendyn

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If a regular AFO doesn’t work for you, you might need something custom made. I bet an othotist/ prosthetics specialist can help you. It probably will take a prescription from your doctor.

I know Vincent from this forum used to do that sort of work. He may weigh in.

I also found some soft AFO braces on Amazon that cinch up with Velcro.
 

Nikki J

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Search foot drop brace or nighttime foot drop brace. You should get lots to look at. You want one that will be genetle against your skin. You don’t want to trade one issue for another. Or email your clinic in case they have a favorite.

It is good to be thinking of this. Both my sister and my parent ended up with a contracted Achilles
 

KateEmerson

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I don't know if this type of boot would work for you. We used a couple of different models of " heel protector boots" for my husband in the recliner and in bed. They worked to keep his foot angle up and protect him from pressure sores. Here's a picture of one , Kate
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Kristina1

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thanks! i wasnt sure which ones would do the right thing, this is helpful
 

azgirl

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I use the one Kate showed. Cheap and works great for me
 

lgelb

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Sometimes clinics have them in stock and can provide them. Besides "heel protector boots," you may hear them referred to as "pressure boots."
 

KimT

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There is another product on Amazon that could be worn under those boots. It's called a gel heel pad. I wear them under my socks and it is very comfortable.
 

Jrzygrl

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My PALS DH uses these. A Nurse Practitioner friend recommended them after he got a pressure sore on his heel. He has the same issue as you with the foot drooping. Got them online at Walmart.
 

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