The Scotty Sock

A Device to Treat Achilles Tendinopathy

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Brace Specifications

We want our brace to influence the foot to hold a dorsiflexion position at rest so that the fibers can realign. We also want our brace to apply resistance, but allow the foot to exhibit plantar flexion. This is so that a person can walk around and perform daily activities while wearing the brace. During physical activity, however, the brace should apply resistance in dorsiflexion, and influence the foot to hold a plantar flexion position. This is so that there is slack in the Achilles tendon to allow for any excess loads that might occur.

Dorsiflexion and plantar flexion [].