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    Finally got my camera to work again. I'm posting this to see if anyone does anything similar. I had botox injections on Monday. I'm hoping that will work. Tone is strong.
    Last edited by addiesue; 11-03-2009 at 03:09 PM.
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    Mine does similar I think. Do others have this problem? What causes it?
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    Is it perminaltey stuck in that posiiton or ur saying it will somtimes do that? If i walk without any braces my left foot will do that but not to that extent, do you stretch it alot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by addiesue
    Finally got my camera to work again. I'm posting this to see if anyone does anything similar. I had botox injections on Monday. I'm hoping that will work. Tone is strong.
    Hi AddieSue,

    I'm sure you know that you need to pay special attention to the bottom of your left foot by your little toe. My left leg/foot turns in so little that it isn't even noticeable yet I got a nasty pressure sore using footrests just like yours.

    As I said earlier, I've since gone back to the Quickie GPV "standard" two round bar footrests that I've been using for 17 years and all is fine. It took two months to completely heal my pressure sore and you don't want that headache.

    As for what to do about your foot turning inward to such a degree as seen in your photo, I'm at a loss for any suggestions. You need professional medical advice for that and perhaps a professionally fitted orthotic device. Hopefully the botox will help.

    I hope you're able to get it straightened out soon so you'll have better pressure dispersion on the bottom of your foot or you'll be at a very high risk of getting a bad pressure sore there.

    Good luck.

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    My doc has me in AFOs to stop mine from turning in at the ankle.

    Also, the more time goes on, the more my toes no longer remain in a neutral position. Every other toe goes up or down. I've been doing this for a while, especially on my left foot. It's the one with the hardware in the ankle and the lower leg as of five years ago.

    Anyone else having unusual, permanent toe positions?

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    When I stretch it with all my might it will almost go to neutral. Let go and it's back to that. The tone in both ankles is very bad.
    Before When in standing frame it would fight and fight until it would finally let go. In the past few months it never goes back. It wants to stand on the edge. Anytime I'm barefoot it does this. It helps in shoes but not completely. If I push down on my knee and put one hand on the outside of my shin it will go straight but when I let go it pops back up.
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    I have KAFOs now but have been unable to use them much bc of this. THe foot won't stay in them because of this. When I stand the foot gets so angry it will completely come out of the shoe. I haven't had pressure problems but I did loose my big toenail and my pinky toenail on that foot. I believe from lack of circulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by addiesue
    I have KAFOs now but have been unable to use them much bc of this. THe foot won't stay in them because of this. When I stand the foot gets so angry it will completely come out of the shoe. I haven't had pressure problems but I did loose my big toenail and my pinky toenail on that foot. I believe from lack of circulation.
    I have trouble with my left wrist staying in my hand/arm splint. The orthotics guy attached additional velcro straps using the sticky kind instead of the ones permanently attached to help keep my wrist and hand in place. It's not eactly a wrapped mummy look on that part of my lower arm, but it's more wrapped than it was.

    My hand and wrist are more comfortable wrapped and held in place than bowing up inbetween the original velcro. The only drawback is that the sticky doesn't hold well if it gets wet. Mine loosened last month when I got temporarily adventurous with water.

    Don't know if that would work with your KAFOs, but might be worth a try.

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    addi, did u say u were going to get botox injections? I heard of that helping alot with bad foot drop it may help with this as well. goodluck.
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    addiesue, I hope the Botox helps. If it doesn't do what you expect, don't give up. It took me a while working with my doctor to get things working as good as they can for my hand. It takes a few days to a week for it to get to its full effect.

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