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Foot Drop Syndrome

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  • Posted By: jitenderpupneja
  • October 20, 2008
  • 07:20 AM

Dear Friends

I am suufering from foot drop syndrome. It got dominated when i was 21 years old. Before that nothing hapend to me and i was fit. With due course time till today my abllity to stand still on feet is becoming weaker. Now i cant even stand still for a second also. My feet are unable to take the load of my body.I am also using lower limbs splints in both of my legs.With the use of splints i am able to walk nicely but standing still is a problem for me now. Doctor says that this is heridetric problem in my family as my sister is also suffering with the same problem. But no one in my ancestors have this type of problem.
Please suggest now waht should be done to improve my situation.

Regards

Jitender Singh Pupneja

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  • I also have foot drop as a result of a surgery and radiation on my leg. I wear a leg brace which helps tremendously. There are many different styles, each designed for a particular problem. Your local prosthetist/orthotist would be able to help you find just the right one. Good luck.
    imgamehere 15 Replies
    • October 20, 2008
    • 06:40 PM
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  • Dear Friend I am thank full to you for replying me. Your reply is a sort of catlyst for me whcih provided a moral strength. Friend i also mentioned in my thread thai i am using lower limbs splints which are helping in walking to some extent and i am unable to stand still even for a second. In additon to the above my splints got break every two and half months which is costly affair for me.Please send me the pics and details of splints you are using. RegardsJitender Pupneja
    jitenderpupneja 1 Replies
    • October 21, 2008
    • 04:33 AM
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  • Go to this web site:http://hanger.com/ProstheticsOrthotics/Obsp/Pages/Default.aspx#afo Under the Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs) section, I currently have the Solid Ankle Foot Orthosis (SAFO) brace pictured. It works great for foot drop and provides extra support for the ankle. However, I am getting a new brace (in fact, tomorrow) that will provide better support for me. My calf muscles have atrophied over the years to the point of being non-existent and the new brace will provide even more support and prevent my leg from collapsing. (I don't see a picture of this one on that web site.) Here is another type of product. (The Walkaide) http://hanger.com/ProstheticsOrthotics/Obsp/Pages/WalkAide.aspx. This product just came out for foot drop. Unfortunately, it wouldn't help me because I have too much nerve damage in my calf. There are a wide variety of braces available to help you walk, stand, and function normally again. If my doctor hadn't referred me to the Hangar company for a brace, I wouldn't be walking today. Hopefully you have some kind of insurance. I would guess these braces aren't cheap. If you have any questions, just ask. I hope I've helped you a little bit. Keep your chin up; you will find something that works for you. Good luck. Debbie
    imgamehere 15 Replies
    • October 21, 2008
    • 07:37 AM
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