What are afo's?

Ankle Foot Orthotic. Ankle foot orthotics "afo" are various corrective devices proscribed by foot and ankle specialist to straighten the condition.
Orthopedic supports. Afo is an abbreviation for ankle-foot orthotics. They are prescribed when someone has weakness in the ankle such that walking is made difficult. After a fracture, a leg operation, or a stroke the ankle may not recovery sufficient strength to support someone standing & walking. The afo will provide external support allowing near normal ambulation.