harry1 wrote:I'm curious if anyone on here with weak ankles along with foot drop wears some type of walking boots to help support your ankles and keep the feet from dropping as similar to how an AFO would work when out and about. I hate my AFO's and also they don't support the ankles from the sides as they only help for foot drop. I currently wear tennis shoes.
Any experience good and/or bad and brand name and price info etc. would be very appreciative .
Why use FOOT FLEXR?
FOOT FLEXR is a training tool that helps to teach dorsi-flexion of the foot. By attaching the Velcro cuff around your ankle and the elastic strap to the front of your shoe (using a cable tie through the last set of shoe lace holes) you can tighten the elastic strap to help teach you to dorsi-flex the foot. We made the strap elastic to allow you to extend the foot through normal sprinting motions. You can also adjust the level of resistance on the foot by tightening or loosening the elastic strap. As with all equipment, always start easy and add resistance as you become used to the new position.
Bear2 wrote:Try one of these: http://www.x-strap.com/.
I have one of these on the 3 shoes that I wear. They are not fantastic but they do help support my ankle also. They are cheap compared to any other medical equipment. And if I didn't like it, I would only be out $35-40 US. But, instead I bought 3 of them.
My AFO cost about $900 and sits in the closet.
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