In short, there are primarily two different types of AFOs – hinged, and non-hinged or solid AFOs. The hinged type is used when the stability of the ankle is an issue but the muscle function is intact. The solid or non-hinged AFO is used when there are varying degrees of muscle weakness or instability and the brace has to do all or part of the job the muscles are no longer able to do.  

Are You Considering Custom Orthotics  in Austin, TX?

If you are considering custom orthotics, you should reach out to an experienced podiatristAustin Foot and Ankle Specialists can help. Our office provides a wide variety of advanced, effective treatment options for all kinds of painful conditions. Ready to schedule an appointment? Contact us online or call our Austin office at 512.328.8900.

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