Nate is using an aircast right now with his shoes. He doesn’t have the forward foot drop but rather a really bad inversion with his right foot.
When he stands, the bottom of his foot cannot sit flat but automatically rolls under him.
The tendons tightened up on the inside of his ankle while he was paralyzed, forcing his ankle to turn under.
If not for the paralysis, I believe it would have been painful during the process. At least it doesn’t hurt now but the damage is done.
We are in the process of redoing his insurance and we will be going to a new PT facility close by.
I will see what they recommend for his ankle problem.
Thanks for the info. I have avoided using any aids since I stopped wearing AFO’s for fear of becoming dependant on them and allowing my ankles to stay weak. After all the years of trying to get my ankles stronger I now think it will not make much difference. Ankle support is what I am looking for now. Thanks again…