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Old 11-25-2011, 05:16 PM #1
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I was wondering if anyone on here had ever used the Foot-up brace. My Neuro suggested it to me this week. I currently am wearing an AFO that I really hate wearing. I do tend to hyper extend my knee and the AFO helps stop me from doing that as much, but I actually still do it with the AFO. I'm just so scared of falling again I think thats why I do that. I just don't want to spend the money for this brace until I hear from others that it helps.
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I was wondering if anyone on here had ever used the Foot-up brace. My Neuro suggested it to me this week. I currently am wearing an AFO that I really hate wearing. I do tend to hyper extend my knee and the AFO helps stop me from doing that as much, but I actually still do it with the AFO. I'm just so scared of falling again I think thats why I do that. I just don't want to spend the money for this brace until I hear from others that it helps.
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I Googled the Foot Up brace. It would probably help your foot drop but I can't see how it would do anything for your hyper extending the knee. You did say that the AFO you wear does help some with that problem. Perhaps you should contact your orthotist and see what he/she says about it.
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It looks very similar to the Foot FlexR that I use, only a lot more expensive, but you can get non-black.
http://www.speed-fitness.com/footflex.html
It is a Track, Running, Appliance that keeps your toe up. The Foot FlexR is 2 for 29.95 plus shipping. Since you get 2 you have a spare.
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Here's the "Foot Up" brace.

http://www.ossur.com/?PageID=13530

You probably should see your othotist as I previously posted and see what he/she has to say.
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Cool!!! I hope it works for you..
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I also have an AFO but even after several adjustments, it still hurts to wear which means I rarely wear it and that just increases my chance of tripping over ... which I've done on many occasions resulting in multiple fractures. Good luck with a new one if you go that way, and do let us know how you get on.
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