Common "Ankle-foot Orthoses" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq

Ankle-foot Orthoses

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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

My 52-year-old mother is having swollen ankle along with red veins for the past 2 years. Please help.

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 »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen 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 »

What is FSHD?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the genetic report, and it was done to check facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.