Drop Foot and MS

Posted on March 26, 2018

Avoiding falls with drop foot can be challenging. It’s hard to walk or stay balanced at home, the office, or in public places when one foot doesn’t work properly. “I fell into a ladies’ chair and her teenager gave me the meanest look,” said one MyMSTeam member about an embarrassing spill at a restaurant. It’s times like these that you need support from others living — even thriving — with MS mobility issues.

On MyMSTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with multiple sclerosis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Drop foot is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about drop foot:

Has anyone managed to treat drop foot?

Does exercise help drop foot?

Has anyone tried functional electrical stimulation for foot drop?

Here are some conversations about drop foot:

My doctor is sending me to an AFO evaluation cause of my drop foot and is suggesting that I not return to work but apply for disability.

Due to the falls and dead leg drop foot, they convinced me that needed ad ground floor apartment.

The fact that my foot keeps periodically rolling on me when I'm walking seems to be taking its toll.

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyMSTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have an AFO and I love it. I can only walk for about 20 yards without it but can really walk quite a way with it. The support it gives my ankle is… read more

posted about 16 hours ago

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