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    #31
    solutions for inverted foot

    Sorry to insist: the problem comes probably from overactive muscles on the inner side of tour leg and foot (your PT should be able to determine this: if he can bring tour foot in a “flat” position with some effort, the problem is muscle overactivity). I doubt that stretching or equipment (AFO: ankle-foot orthosis) will be effective. I would consider instead a botox injection in the overactive muscles to relax them.
    But if the problem comes from shortened muscles (your PT can’t pull your foot in a “flat” position with reasonable effort), the only solution is lengthening the muscles via surgery.

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      #32
      Originally posted by SCI_OTR View Post
      Is the problem due to long term use of a bent swingaway legrest that didn't provide proper positioning ?
      Now I'm curious I've been using swingaway legrests for years. How do they cause problems for your feet.

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        #33
        Our resident OT's key word being "bent".

        If you don't take care of your belongings they probably don't take care of you.

        Keeping up with range-of-motion exercises is the best insurance though. My PTs in rehab showed me horrific things that instilled that in me, bless their hearts.

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          #34
          Originally posted by tooley View Post

          Keeping up with range-of-motion exercises is the best insurance though. My PTs in rehab showed me horrific things that instilled that in me, bless their hearts.
          What did they show you?
          Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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            #35
            Originally posted by SequinScandal View Post
            So I finally got rid of my horrible Quickie 2 and bought a ZRA from Ebay. But anyways as you can see I always have a problem with my left foot not laying flat on the foot plate. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to fix this? Thanks
            After many years experience trying to "fix" my problems, I can offer you my honest opinion. Go to your psychiatrist and let him/her send your to a PT specialist. Otherwise, you may fix one problem but create two or three more.

            Good luck and let us know how it works out.
            Millard
            ''Life's tough... it's even tougher if you're stupid!'' -- John Wayne

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              #36
              Originally posted by Millard View Post
              After many years experience trying to "fix" my problems, I can offer you my honest opinion. Go to your psychiatrist and let him/her send your to a PT specialist.
              I believe you mean physiatrist. The problem is her foot--not her head.

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                #37
                Originally posted by SCI_OTR View Post
                I believe you mean physiatrist. The problem is her foot--not her head.
                I know what he meant lol I plan on seeing my doctor at RIC

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                  #38
                  After a summer of only wearing socks the first time I put a sneaker on I noticed my ankle was causing my foot to do the same. Physical therapist tried stretching out a tendon that had contracted causing my foot to sit angled like that and had no luck. I was stuck needing a tendon release surgery that I wish I never had. Releasing the tendon caused my calf muscle to shrink skinnier then the other, leaving my leg looking stupid.
                  Good luck!

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                    #39
                    I have an appt on Nov 9 to speak with the botox doctor about getting an injection into my leg. After I get the injection I will also have some therapy so I'll post back and let you all know how it all goes.

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                      #40
                      I have a small footplate on my chair and bad inversion on left foot. Just wear very light weight (and cheap) ankle braces which happen to be great to hold velcro one wrap to keep my feet on the plate. Not so good to velcro your legs with out protecting your skin, but it is very handy stuff.

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                        #41
                        my right foot does that from leg length discrepancy and from spasticity in
                        the right hamstring rotating the femur outward which rolls thigh RHS of chair

                        used buildup on footplate,heel has to be supported

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                          #42
                          Hi I just saw your question about the free wheel. I have the wheel comfort, and also use a free wheel. The wheel comfort is removable with velcro so you can take it off when using free wheel. It does attach with the wheel comfort- but there then wasnt enough space for my feet on either side of the free wheel clamp.

                          Goodluck finding a solution!
                          "The impossible is just that which hasn't been done yet.Impossible is nothing"

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