Doot drop refers to the inability to lift the front part of the foot off the ground by contracting the muscles in your shin (Dorsiflexors). Foot drop can make walking difficult and increase your risk of falls or injury. People with foot drop may lift the knee higher or swing the leg round to avoid catching the toes when walking. This results in a very energy inefficient gait and can increase your risk of secondary complications such as knee, hip and back pain.
Foot drop is usually a symptom of an underlying condition and is not a condition in itself. Causes can include:
- Nerve injuries, such as; a sporting injury, post fall, following spinal, knee or hip surgeries or diabetes.
- Muscular disorders, such as; muscular dystrophy or poliomyelitis.
- Brain or spinal disorders, such as; Charcot Marie Tooth, Stoke, Cerebral Palsy or Multiple Sclerosis.
Drop foot in case of
- Peroneal paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neural muscular atrophy
- Passive, flexible limitation of plantar flexion
- Dynamic foot repositioning
- Thin-walled design
- Inconspicuous under clothing and in the shoe
- Long sole
- Precise guidance of the foot
- Sole can be shortened as needed
- Low weight
- No added strain
- Calf pad, easy to remove and washable
- Good wearer comfort
- Pad with strap suitable for left-hand or right-hand use
- Straightforward adaptation to the patient
This product is ordered either as a left or right
Available in black or white
|Shoe Size||Overall height of orthosis|
|35- 37||30 cm (11.8 inches)|
|37- 39||33 cm (12.9 inches)|
|39- 41||34.5 cm (13.6 inches)|
|41- 44||39 cm (15.4 inches)|
|44- 47||41.5 cm (16.3 inches)|