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Orthotics help

Liz10Liz10 Member Posts: 4 Listener
I have Peripheral Neuropathy, which causes "foot drop"
I have tried "C-Flex", plastic, silicone and carbon fibre ankle foot orthotics, to help me walk.
After a lot of "teething problems", the carbon fibre orthotics finally seem to be helping.
The NHS plastic orthotics gave me ankle sores, and the silicone orthotics weren't very effective, and were difficult to use.
I live near Exeter, in Devon, and managed to find a private orthotist who has a clinic in Street, Somerset. I wondered if anyone knew of any good private orthotists nearer the Exeter area?  I have found that once private orthotics have been paid for, the orthotist isn't so interested in whether they are effective or comfortable, and it's quite a long drive to Street (although it could be worse).
Thank you all very much for your help.   

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