I know I ask so many questions, sorry guys but i feel like you guys are the only people that can help. So another question, has anyone managed to treat foot drop? Or is there no treatment?
I have BEATIN drop foot! I stand on my tip toes and hold myself up for ten seconds then let myself down slowly, I do four sets of these three times per week and it is GONE (foot drop) and I can't believe I beat it! Now it took a little time a few weeks but it worked for me the only time I feel anything like drop foot is if I am extremely tired.
I currently have a medium version of Drop Foot but the primary problem for me it convincing both legs to raise up enough in situations where the ground is not flat. About 9 months ago I purchased a SegWay mini (with a steering handle instead of knee steering arm) and use it for any situations where lengthy walking is going to happen (even in CostCo) and this has changed my life. I know this is not a fix for the body, but this has reopened events where I used to write off my even considering going. In the end, I recommend doing constant core exercises and believing in yourself, the mind / body connection is the best medicine.
I had an AFO at one point, but found it uncomfortable to wear for a full day and overly rigid. About two years ago, I was fitted with a Functional External Stimulator (FES) on my left leg. It uses motion sensors and low voltage impulses to trigger the muscles that lift my foot when I take a step. Insurance covered the majority of the cost & the distributor had a program to pay off the co-pay with 0% interest. Love it!
No but i talk to my leg, Up ! Up! LOL! it works for me!
OK. I am happy to report that my foot drop issue has been solved. I have Kaiser Medicare and they got me a custom leg brace that not only holds my ankle, but my knee (which bent back too far). I have MS on my right side only (arm & leg effected). I have a service dog for balance and mobility (and due to him I have never actually fallen while walking). Our moblility is really improved. They also got me a scooter that disassembles to fit in the car for long distances and around the house. So my mobility is really good, but I prefer fairly level terrain. God bless!