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Old 12-26-2016, 06:40 PM
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My neuro recommended I look at an AFO, so I wanted to bump this to the top. Maybe carbon fiber? Just starting to look into it. - D
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:55 PM
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I wear an AFO to run and for longer walks/hiking. I had to try at least 7 to find the right one. They are all made so differently. Some literally tore up my leg, scars to prove it. The size and shape of your legs play a big part in the fit. I do have the Matrix carbon fiber and it works well enough. The straps suck though because they are cheap velcro. I have to wear a compression sock under the brace because it will scratch my leg. Some flexibility but strong enough to endure my so called running. Many people like the blue rocker but it's all in the way it fits your foot and leg.
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Thanks for the advice, RF! Fit sounds really important.
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:20 PM
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About a year ago I started tripping again, left foot this time, so I went back to my PT. When I told her the orthotist she sent me to had talked me out of the Blue Rocker, she was not happy.

She sent me to a different person, and now I have the Blue Rocker, one for each foot. Big improvement over the flex leaf in support. They took some getting used to and I take off the right one when driving. I can drive with it on, I just have to push my seat back a bit.
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Thanks LW! I hope to get a fitting set up for next week. Many things to consider....
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:33 PM
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I have most devices and find I use them for different things. I have a Walkaide, AFO Noodle, Trulife Matrix Super Max and a Dictus.
The Walkaide is by far the most expensive and does work very well. The problem with it is that you can't kneel down when you have it on, which can be a pain if your working on something on the ground.
The Noodle and the Matrix both work well . The advantage of the Matrix is you can loosen the top strap when driving to make it easier. The noodle pushes on the back of the leg so loosening it doesn't help.
The dictus band works ok but does not push up with a lot of force, even when twisting the band 6 or 7 times.
I find I do use them all in different situations.
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:28 PM
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Friday, I will be trying the Bioness 300+. Any one is using one? I will let you know.
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:47 PM
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Well, I have tried it and I am sure it's can help some one but not enough for me to pay $8500.00
Maybe in few years.
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:05 PM
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So I sorta delayed the whole ankle foot orthosis thing, not intentionally, just busy. Pulling the trigger Friday. Tried a couple brands and will confirm with the tech. I think it will help. My problem? At home I walk around barefoot, so I might not wear it as much as I should! I'll let everyone knows how it goes....
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