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Has Anyone Tried An Ankle Foot Brace For Foot Drop?

Has Anyone Tried An Ankle Foot Brace For Foot Drop?

I’ve had MS since 1995 and can't seem to get left foot back with simple exercises this time. The AFO is highly recommended by my PT and Neurologist. I’m afraid my pining/burning foot won’t tolerate it

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have an AFO for my left ankle (also foot drop) the straps go across the ankle and the calf. I think its very helpful when the ankle doen’t want to cooperate. I highly recomend! PS you will appriciate high socks with the AFO Good luck!

posted 4 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

how high is it? i wear them on both legs but NOT ankle. it is higher but very effective? velcro wrap fasteners above the ankle and just below the knee. very steadying feeling

posted 4 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

@A MyMSTeam Member This is what I have twice. Velcro under knee and lower on shin, slides into shoe, shoe tied or strapped as well would keep you from having your foot drop flat under a pedal. my only problem with driving is being afraid i won't feel the pressure of the pedal (if numb were to take over) but I have actually had NO PROBLEMS driving wearing them both. The platform recoils when walking to gently bounce the toes up as you step. I NEVER trip when wearing them. The front is like wearing shin guards - I never bark my shins on a coffee table either! I would definitely experiment with the driving before I went out on the open road to feel the difference and why am I saying this of course you would...:-)

posted 3 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Hi my left foot also is gaping .My doctor has been trying to get me to try wearing one, but l drive trucks and dont want to wear the brace if its going to prevent me in anyway from driving.Is it worn on the outside of your shoe?ls there anyway you could post a picture of what it looks like on your foot or leg?(lf not l understand). Thank you

posted 3 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

it DID seem to help with the condition of my leg/foot/ankle. after wearing them since 2010, i went without any shoes at all for most of 2020, and plain shoes for about 9 months (actually until now when I tripped so should wear them for awhile again)

posted 4 months ago
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