Drop foot is a medical condition of the foot that is usually caused by an injury, but in some cases it is caused by an illness. Drop foot is when the muscles, nerves and tendons, …
Drop Foot Orthopedic Devices
Drop foot is a medical condition of the foot that is usually caused by an injury, but in some cases it is caused by an illness. Drop foot is when the muscles, nerves and tendons, fail, not allowing the foot and ankle to bend properly. The toes are unable to bend right and this can cause a person to fall much easier because of the improper foot and toe alignment. In some cases Drop Foot is irreparable (severe nerve and tendon damage) but in most cases the proper treatment can reverse the damage, or at least, improve the condition.
There are Devices and Shoes That Can Assist Person With Drop Foot
This can be an alternative to an expensive surgery, or to delay any other costly medical treatments. These devices will not cure the problem but will assist the person in walking and being able to do things they normally could never do.
Some Drop Foot Devices are Very Simple
Some shoe orthopedics as well as lower leg braces, and ankle supports can help with drop foot and assist in proper walking techniques. These items can be found in most physical therapy and medical supply stores. It’s important that you see a doctor to get the proper diagnosis. You will want to be careful not to wear these devices improperly or if not needed, because this can cause even worse problems. In serious drop foot cases, such as with strokes and nerve damage, there are medical procedures that can be performed. These procedures are used with some stroke victims and other very severe cases.