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Swedish AFO Extra Strong Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Support

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  (27 Reviews)
  • Durable ankle and foot orthotic for drop foot
  • Ideal for flaccid foot drop after neurological impairment
  • Touch and close fastening for easy application
  • Heat mouldable and easily trimmed to fit in shoes
  
  
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Swedish AFO Extra Strong Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Support

Drop foot is a condition often caused by neurological impairment that can cause your foot to catch on uneven surfaces or stairs when you walk, potentially leading to dangerous trips and falls. The Swedish AFO Extra Strong Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Support has been designed to stabilise the ankle joint at the ideal level of dorsiflexion and correct your gait by limiting the speed at which the foot plantarflexes during loading response.

What's Included?

  • 1 x Swedish AFO

Which Size Swedish AFO Support Do I Need?

The Swedish AFO Ankle and Foot Support is available in four sizes. Simply take your UK shoe size and select the correct AFO from the table below.

For a more tailored fit, we recommend measuring the length and width of your foot (as shown below) before consulting the sizing chart beneath. If your foot length falls within two sizes, it is advised that you select the larger size as the AFO can be trimmed down.

How to correctly measure your foot to ensure a perfect fit every time

Size UK Shoe Size Dimensions (Length x Width)
Small UK Size 3 - 5.5 238 x 74mm 
Medium UK Size 6.5 - 9.5 275 x 93mm
Large UK Size 8 - 10 284 x 94mm
Extra Large UK Size 10.5+ 295 x 94mm

Please note that the UK shoe sizes listed above are for reference only, and the 'foot length' measurement is a more precise fitting metric.

Why Do These Dimensions Matter?

Foot dimensions matter because the baseplate of the orthotic behaves like an insole, cradling your foot whilst the rest of the AFO works to rehabilitate the ankle. If you take the measurement of your foot at the longest and widest point, you can tailor the baseplate of the orthotic to perfectly fit your foot and shoe.

How Tall Is a Swedish AFO Foot Support?

Please view the information below to see just how far up your leg your AFO Support will run:

  • Small: 28cm
  • Medium: 29cm
  • Large: 34cm
  • Extra Large: 39cm

Can I Trim This Support?

Yes, you can trim the Swedish AFO to ensure it fits comfortably into your footwear. This can be done with heavy-duty scissors, and is easiest when done in conjunction with a heat moulding device or hair dryer to soften the material before cutting. Please exercise caution when trimming your AFO, as it cannot be returned once trimmed.

How Do I Fit My Swedish AFO?

Where necessary, the AFO Foot and Ankle Support can be trimmed at the end of the foot section with scissors so it fits you as closely as possible. The edges can be rolled with sandpaper to ensure no sharp elements are left that may catch on the shoe or skin. Where necessary, the AFO can be thermoformed to ensure that it fits and conforms perfectly to the leg.

Next, perform the following actions to fit the support to your foot and ankle:

  1. Insert the AFO into the shoe
  2. Put the shoe on with the AFO already inserted
  3. Fasten the pad on the calf
  4. Pull the Velcro strap around the calf
  5. Where necessary, use the included foot strap to secure the support

Key Features and Benefits

  • Designed to provide comfortable support to those with drop foot
  • Made with lightweight carbon fibre and reinforced plastic for durability and spring
  • Materials provide a spring on the up step to support a more natural gait
  • Footplate is easily trimmed for the best fit possible
  • Extremely easy to apply and remove for improved compliance
  • Included carbon fibre improves 'memory' of the brace for better assistance
  • Open-heel design allows the AFO to fit easily into most footwear
  • Provides excellent assistance for improving dorsiflexion
  • Supplied with an easily attachable instep strap
  • Foot strap helps prevent migration

Which Conditions is This Support Designed For?

The Swedish Extra Strong Foot Drop Foot Support is effective for the following conditions:

  • Drop foot/drag foot
  • Flaccid foot drop after neurological impairment
  • Moderate spastic equinus foot
  • Weak ankles

Does My Leg Circumference Matter?

The Swedish Extra Strong AFO features a strap design that allows for easy adjustment. Due to this fact, it should be suitable for most users.

Will The Swedish AFO Fit In My Shoe?

The Swedish AFO is suitable for use with most kinds of footwear, from trainers, to boots, to slippers. The open heel makes it highly versatile, allowing it to fit into the vast majority of footwear with ease.

How Durable is The Swedish AFO?

As the name suggests, this Swedish AFO is extra strong. It's made with carbon fibre, providing a good deal of rigidity and strength while still retaining the 'spring' needed to provide a comfortable and natural gait.

Is This AFO Better Than a Plastic Support?

While most braces for foot drop are made of plastic, this support is manufactured with carbon fibre and reinforced plastic. These materials make this drop foot support stronger than other similar versions, and provide it with slightly more spring to provide a more natural walking pattern.

Is This Support Comfortable?

The Swedish AFO Extra Strong Support features an open heel to fit into most shoes easily. The design of this 'foot up splint' has been updated recently to improve its strength while remaining light. Constructed with calf padding, the support helps prevent unpleasant pressure from building so you remain at ease throughout use.

Will the Swedish AFO Get Hot in the Summer?

Compared to similar supports, this AFO is made with a lower profile and breathable design. This will help to keep it cool in the summer, and will minimise the chance of overheating.

Will I Be Able to Walk Comfortably With the Swedish AFO?

The spring effect that this support provides helps to stabilise your joint, providing a slight assistance when lifting off for each step. This results in a smoother and much more natural gait that makes walking more comfortable for the user.

Can I Exercising Wearing a Swedish AFO?

Without knowing the exact circumstances of each and every individual, it's impossible to advise or recommend any level of exercise. We recommend you consult your GP or relevant healthcare professional before undertaking any exercise with an AFO on.

Washing Instructions

Hand wash the calf pad in lukewarm water (30°C) with neutral soap, then rinse thoroughly and dry away from heat. When you wash the plastic section of the AFO, simply wipe with a sponge soaked in a solution of warm water and neutral detergent, then dry it with a cloth.

Delivery Information

This product is usually dispatched via Royal Mail and delivery should be within 1 to 3 working days.

Customer Reviews
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Comfortability of Ankle and foot support
27 April 2024  |  Elaine

Whilst it does provide good support, more could of been done to make it more comfortable around the ankle and heel. Instructions would of helped too.

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very happy with foot splint
23 February 2024  |  Carl

I am very happy with the foot splint - it has given back my mobility & allowed me to walk without fear of tripping & falling, due to foot drop, following spinal nerve decommpression surgery . I am also happy with the prompt delivery & customer service provided by this company.

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Comfortable and does the job
07 January 2024  |  Laura

This is my second of this type of AFO. I had the first for around a year and used it daily. The strap finally fell off. I went for an alternate AFO but it was so uncomfortable so went back to this. Could do with a bit more support but great for everyday walking

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Foot brace
12 November 2023  |  Kenneth

Yes good does what its meant to do.

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Fitting AFO Foot drop support
10 November 2023  |  William

It has made a big difference I can now fit
them in my shoes.

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Fitting AFO Foot drop support
10 November 2023  |  William

It has made a big difference I can now fit
them in my shoes.

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Foot drop support
30 September 2023  |  Peter

Very lightweight easy to use very discreet. Fantastic piece of equipment

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Brace
14 September 2023  |  Michelle

Doesn't work for me unfortunately. My foot turns out to right so need one with brace on right side as my knee high one.

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The best step
31 August 2023  |  Philip

Great Quality Value Service. The splint has strength and is fully adjustable. Careful use of a boiling kettle means both the calf cuff and foot plate can be fitted exactly for size lift and twist. Scissors then cut to foot shape. I am delighted and I am ordering a second one for a different type of shoe.

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receit of the Foot Drop Support
17 August 2023  |  Denis

The support came in a plastic bag with no instructions on how it is fitted.

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