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Great review, this sums up my experience with my embody gaming as well. This chair is definitely the best one I've ever owned thus far. I did make one modification that made a world of difference to the seat.
I bought this adhesive foam, measured out the appropriate amount to use to cover the remaining portion of the unfoamed seat and taped it to the underside of the seat. I don't notice any hard edges in foam whatsoever and the seat extension works just fine if you do it correctly.
i have very prominent collarbones, doesn't matter how high my elbows are the bar will cut the shit out of them (got crazy infected at one point). so until my delts look like airbags, i take a little square of this shiz, put it on my left collarbone (which is slightly higher than my right one, crazy right) and everything's smooth sailing
Furthermore, altered walking could lead to other feet injuries with parts of your foot getting more weight. It happened to me with the outside of my foot b/c I was trying not to step on the ball of my foot.
All the podiatrists definitely told me to never go barefoot. I either wear my shoes or wear crocks in the shower while sitting on a chair.
Since the sesamoid is a bone surrounded by a ball of tendons and tissues, it is easy to piss the sesamoid off especially since every time you push off of the bone while walking, you transmit 3x your bodyweight into the pea sized bone.
Orthotics take forever to customize and your insurance might not cover it which is ass. I bought this foam off Amazon and made a built-up section of 2-3 layers so I would have an offset for my sesamoid to rest in. The foam is sticky but will compress over time.
Keep on Icing - I know it sucks. I bought these square ice cube molds for big pieces of ice since I iced a couple of times a day.
After not feeling my pain in my sesamoid area, as luck would have it, I started to feel a light throbbing there last night (1/10) just letting me know they are still there... 😮😞 So weird. Not sure if arthritic pain.
Try and keep off the foot, Keep Icing, and listen to that ortho! God speed and I'll be here on this subreddit.
I suffer from foot drop after GBS as well. I'm now uninsured so I can't see a specialist, but I bought a cheap AFO that gets me through the day. I don't think I could get through the day without it. You can find them for pretty cheap on eBay. Here's what it looks like.
I had an issue with it where when I stepped forward, it would dig into the back side of my outer ankle protrusion. I fixed that by using this medical adhesive foam. I place a piece on the upright part of the AFO that forms an X. It creates a gap between the back of my ankle (Achilles tendon) and the AFO, so that when I step forward, the edge of the AFO doesn't dig in to the back of my outer ankle protrusion.
I'm monitoring eBay for one of those expensive ones like you have, but a used one. I think it will be much more comfortable and effective at its job. I'm looking for one with plantar flexion assist like this one has. My foot drop leg also has a very weak calf muscle, so, if you can imagine, the shin portion is supposed to help you push off of the ground when you're walking.
However, they make all kinds of designs so if anyone's looking for one of the higher-end models, just search AFO on eBay and look through. If you go to the different manufacturers' websites, they'll have better descriptions of each model so you can try to find one that you think will help you the most.
Any of you can message me with questions and I'll do my best to help. Please feel free.