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Medical supplier for premade AFO or drop foot braces

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Anyone have a medical supplier or have ordered these themselves. Our new insurance won't buy them. I looked online but I don't know if they are shady.
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I guess my question would be how you are using them.  My GM had some we bought for her to wear at night (she has had a stroke), but I do not think they would be safe for her to bear weight on without the risk of pressure sores.  I can tell you now that even with custom orthotics, they have to be adjusted or they can cause areas of redness when weight-bearing.  I would suggest talking to the doctor who recommended the orthotics.  Let him know your insurance does not cover it and ask what alternatives there are.

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