The new brace was made straighter and higher at the toe to try and stop the front of his foot from turning in. I completely agree with that.
Comparison of old AFO and new AFO.
But that is where the new AFO is bothering him. You can see how his foot turns right at that spot.
So, the part of his AFO that is to keep his foot from turning, is causing him to remove and not wear his AFO...which will lead to more turning of his foot. Arrrggghhhh!
Simple solution, cut the AFO down at that foot part. But, the purpose of this AFO was to try and stop that foot from turning.
Round and round we go.
I am going to send an email to Dr. Dobbs and Kristina this evening. See what their thoughts are. We don't go back to St. Louis until December.
In the meantime, he has been happily wearing his old AFO.
Oh, and another update...Ryan's eye. A real beauty in the works.