Drop foot affects countless people across the world, causing diminished mobility, lower overall quality of life, falls, and injuries. Anyone wrestling with foot drop can benefit from a well-engineered, lightweight AFO. Below, you’ll find the top six highest-rated features, which make this soft brace an irreplaceable assistant in fighting drop foot effectively:
Doesn’t matter the style, or brand, any lace shoe of yours can be worn with this daily brace. It fits both your left and right foot, with or without a sock. The flexibility of the helps it stand out from other braces for foot drop. Our dorsi strap is comfortable and hardly noticeable while in use. It promotes muscle development and helps improve balance. The best part is nothing is placed in your shoe or under your foot.
Unlike many other AFO braces for dropfoot, this product is made of a soft and thin, flexible material that is breathable and works easily with shoes.
Easily apply or remove this brace, thanks to its convenient wrap-around design. Each fastener is medical-grade, making it ten times stronger than standard, retail-grade fastener for a secure fit throughout the day.
This soft AFO for foot drop is also helpful for plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis, holding your foot dorsiflexed close to a 90-degree angle. It provides a consistent stretch to your plantar fascia, achilles tendon, and calf muscle, while also promoting a more natural gait. Many braces for plantar fasciitis only provide nighttime support, but this dorsiflexion assist was specifically designed for day time use to keep you moving. Only looking for nighttime support? Check out our soft dorsal night splint, sleeping stretch boot or soft sleeping brace for drop foot.
Whether you had a stroke, have diabetic nerve damage, live with multiple sclerosis, or are experiencing another neurological disorder, suffering from foot drop can be quite a struggle.
Foot drop, or dropped foot, is a symptom of some underlying condition caused by weakness in your ankle or disruption in the nerve pathway between your legs and brain. This makes it difficult to lift the front of your foot to the correct angle while walking, jogging, and running. As a result, your foot hangs down and may catch or drag along the ground, often causing trips and falls.
There are a number of reasons why you might have trouble maintaining proper dorsiflexion, such as:
Luckily, modern medicine is very progressive and wearing an AFO (ankle foot orthosis) is one of the simplest ways to handle the unpleasant signs of drop foot, including:
Nevertheless, finding the right support to maintain foot clearance when walking can be challenging. This soft AFO brace helps address those cumbersome signs by comfortably supporting the upper portion of your foot, allowing you to move about and walk more naturally.
Along with braces or ankle-foot orthosis (AFO), exercise therapy to strengthen your foot, ankle, and lower leg muscles is one of the primary treatments for dropped foot. Stretching and range of motion exercises will help you maintain joint mobility to prevent stiffness from developing in your heel.
If peroneal nerve damage is the cause of your foot drop, functional electrical stimulation may be a good alternative to complex surgery. A small device that electrically stimulates normal function of the peroneal nerve can be worn or surgically implanted just below your knee, causing the muscle to contract and your foot to lift while walking.
In severe cases with permanent loss of movement, you may need surgery that fuses your foot and ankle joints. Surgery may also be required to transfer tendons, if they were damaged and causing foot drop, from stronger muscles to help improve gait and stability.
It does the job and gives me the extra confidence when walking that I will not catch my toe. Maybe the ankle sleeve wouldn't pucker up in front when I use it if the elastic string looped around the back of the ankle instead of the front.
I love it, it helps me to balance myself better when walking. I’m planning on getting another one for spare.
My experience is great because the size is perfect then the brace is very decent to use with short pants also with long pants thanks for the service
Excellent product. Fit, form and function all outstanding.
The best part is that nothing goes into the shoe. The only objection is that as the clips wire goes across the front of the ankle, it is uncomfortable. Perhaps a cushion at this spot would help. I use a piece of sponge
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