I have used AFos in the past and have had problems with the velcro against my skin. I am now using my second pair of SAFOs which have been supplied by the NHS. I have had skin problems around both inside legs, with infections, swelling, pain, irritation etc. I have contacted Dorset Orthopaedic who said that they hadn't had this problem before but I see from other people's comments that sweating etc does cause this problem in others. I wonder how this can be prevented. I have tried wearing a dressing on the open sores and have tried cotton socks but have not been able to clear up the problem for some months. Doctors aren't able to help, other than to give me antibiotics.