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AFO'S muscle fatigue,+knees

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    AFO'S muscle fatigue,+knees

    I wear 2 AFO'S told by orthotist, muscle fatigue is causing knee instabilty.
    Recently dislocated kneecap, due to this problem.

    have problems with soreness on calfs etc wearing the AFO'S

    Any comments welcome

    Hello Teaman,

    I walked with forearm crutches and an AFO on my left foot for some 37 years. In 2004, I fell and broke my left kneecap and that ended my walking. I am now a full time power-chair user and I love it. I wish I had used this chair many years ago. When I did walk, I could stand for about 30 minutes before my back would start hurting. After it started to hurt, once I bent my knees, I would go down in the chair or floor...but I would go down. A couple of times, this caused some embarrassment but I survived. At my peak, I was involved with a "Walk for Mankind" and went 4 miles in 4 hours...(I thought I was going to die!)

    Good luck and be assured that the muscles do fatigue. I also exercised with my legs a lot but they still got weak.
    ''Life's tough... it's even tougher if you're stupid!'' -- John Wayne