AFO Accommodating Footwear | Shoes For AFOs
For those wearing an Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO), finding a stylish shoe that fits their medical appliance is not an easy task. At Healthy Feet Store, we have the solution. We proudly offer a wide range of AFO shoes and footwear options for men, women and children.
An AFO is a brace, usually made of plastic, worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle. It also may hold the foot and ankle in the correct position and correct foot-drop or other biomechanical problems with the foot. AFOs are applied externally and control the position and motion of the ankle. They compensate for weakness or correct deformities. They also can provide support to weak limbs or reposition a leg with contracted muscles in a more typical position. They also can be used to immobilize the ankle and lower leg for a person suffering from arthritis or a fracture. An AFO also may be used to correct the foot drop for people with multiple sclerosis.