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Partial Foot amputation, ideas on footwear?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

Just writing for a close friend who many years ago lost all toes off one foot (bar about 1/4 of his big toe).

They got cut off and then when trying to patch up or put them back on again, it got infected so more of the foot was cut away.

This person is not aware of any help or aids they he may be entitled to and has just got used to walking this way but does get sore hips from compensating the foot etc

With footwear, does anyone know what could work, ie do you get one shoe alot smaller than the other one, or a device/prostectic to attach to top of injured foot?

Would love to know if anyone can recommend a good dr/pidiatrist etc or a solution to helping my friend who does alot of standing/walking in his job.

There is no pain, except when he knocks the front of thei njuryed part he nearly faints.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

View PostHot Chick, on 10 January 2013 - 11:00 PM, said:

Just writing for a close friend who many years ago lost all toes off one foot (bar about 1/4 of his big toe).

They got cut off and then when trying to patch up or put them back on again, it got infected so more of the foot was cut away.

This person is not aware of any help or aids they he may be entitled to and has just got used to walking this way but does get sore hips from compensating the foot etc

With footwear, does anyone know what could work, ie do you get one shoe alot smaller than the other one, or a device/prostectic to attach to top of injured foot?

Would love to know if anyone can recommend a good dr/pidiatrist etc or a solution to helping my friend who does alot of standing/walking in his job.

There is no pain, except when he knocks the front of thei njuryed part he nearly faints.

Orthotics is the science and specialist providers of such aids.

There are many providers of orthotic services around the country.

Orthotics can be pricey so it would pay for your friend to apply to ACC before going off and seeking help.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

most level one hospitals have an othotics department...

if acc wont provide the funding, please get specialist or GP to refer to Orthotic Clinic...might be a wee while on a waiting list...
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