I AFO's on both legs and currently they are causing me more pain than help. Firstly i was suffering with rubbing at the ankle bone, this was in addition to the severe burning on either side of the ball of the foot, this becomes so excruciating that it brings me to tears and totally immobilises me. My feet are swollen and bright red, and takes up to an hour to return to normal.
I had new AFO’s made, straps were on the wrong side, so were sent back, and these new ones have been worse than the old ones. Not only do I continue to have these pressure burning pain, but now the cast cuts in leaving blood blisters. Back to being reviewed and start the whole process again as the AFO’s have now been declared too narrow!!!
Without the AFO’s I struggle to walk, so will have to endure the pain until they get it sorted.
How often should AFO’s be reviewed?)