Ankle-foot orthosis, or AFO, is an external biochemical device that is used to support the lower limbs to stabilize the joints to control the position and motion of the ankle to compensate for weakness or correct deformities. They are also used to support weak muscles, maintain joint alignment, reduce spasticity and help accommodate the deformation.
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Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 52 years old and has been suffering from a swollen right ankle for the past two years. The pain has now become unbearable for her, and the situation has worsened as she is experiencing pain in the sciatic area as well. There is a history of medical conditions including swoll... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen icliniq.com for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. For the visible red veins, wearing long cotton compression socks is recommended. As for the sciatica, the following treatment steps are advised: Avoid lifting heavy weights. ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the genetic report, and it was done to check facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Kindly advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The report says that this patient has the gene for FSHD (facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy). Since the patient also has a weakness of the shoulders, the diagnosis is conf... Read Full »