Hey everone do any of you wear a AFO brace for drop foot? If so, does anyone wear the Ottobock brand? I’m curious if any has drop foot and wears a brace if they can only wear sneakers!? I get my brace on the 21st and i am very anxous to get the brace and would love to hear others experiences!
I use the electric stimulant one that shocks the nerve that lifts my foot and toes taken away foot drop. It’s a god send and builds muscle and the nerves that control foot drop
I do wear a AFO and sneakers only is what I wear. I've been wearing around 10 years are longer
Where to get the electric stimulant
I've always just worn tennis shoes because I have had a stroke in march along with MS. So because of the stroke/MS I have perminit drop foot!!
Mine was custom built to my leg.... It was a fun process actually, and the back of mine has a lovely tattoo like design with words like Love and Dream prominent. I actually don't mind if it's exposed because I love the design on it.
The shoes just needs to be able to have the insole removed and a firm enough top that it's tough for your foot and brace to pop out (There are laced dress shoes, or boots, or something dressy, but not a sneaker.) If I am going somewhere dressy these days that requires something snazzier than my favorite hiking shoes with this lacing system that doesn't actually require tying, then I'm in my powerchair wearing whatever dress shoe I please because I'm not walking anyway. (Small victories sometimes)