Orthotics update

My AFO splints
My AFO splints

Last week I went back to orthotics to get my left AFO splints looked at. It still do0esn’t fit right and still hurts to walk and stand in.  I’ve been back about it a few times now and they’ve tried tinkering with it, and when I was still uncomfortable, they recast me for a new one. However, the new one hurt more than the old one, so I went back on Friday to have it looked at.

My orthortist ha sent it away to see if the people at the factory can make it any wider so it will feel more comfortable for me. I’ll have to wait a couple of weeks to get it back so we’ll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, I asked him if I could wear my right splint , (which fits properly and I don’t even know I have it on most of the time), and one of my other shoes on my left foot. It would look pretty silly. I’d be wearing odd shoes for starters, and I have to go up not one, not two, but three sizes to fit my splints in, but that wouldn’t bother me if it helped in the long run. I already walk around with a bright blue frame that I call Martha in tow, so miss-matched shoes wouldn’t phase me.

My orthotist said that I could try it, but I might feel a little unbalanced so it might not work out. I think I’m going to try it and see how it feels.

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4 thoughts on “Orthotics update

  1. Fingers crossed it all gets sorted soon! And your trick of just wearing the right splint works out for you.

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  2. Dear me, that sounds like a long winded way of having to fix/tweak orthotics. At the moment (and possibly because she is still a child), we go to an orthotics place who can tweak things while you wait – sometimes they can even do it at the hospital. I guess we are lucky we are close to a major city with places that handle this kind of thing. Having to send away etc sounds very inconvenient for you. Is it because you aren’t near a major city?

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    1. Most of the time I can get things altered while I wait at the hospital when I go for an appointment but because of what needed doing to them it had to be sent away.

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