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Does any use a "Walk aide"? (or something similar)

Postby dlynn » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:37 pm

Does anyone have experience with a "Walk aide? I have really bad drop foot and I stumble alot. I had only two drop foot
related falls, thank God, and I think I could benefit from it. I read that it's really expensive. Thanks for your thoughts and opinions.
God bless!!
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Re: Does any use a "Walk aide"? (or something similar)

Postby euphoniaa » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:41 pm

dlynn wrote:Does anyone have experience with a "Walk aide? I have really bad drop foot and I stumble alot. I had only two drop foot
related falls, thank God, and I think I could benefit from it. I read that it's really expensive. Thanks for your thoughts and opinions.
God bless!!

Hi dlynn,

If you haven't checked there yet, there are a few threads about it on the Medical Devices forum, although there may be some on General, too. Here's a link:
medical-devices-f38/
Hope you see this message before your thread gets moved there :smile: and I hope you find the information you're looking for.
Dx'd with MS & HNPP (hereditary peripheral neuropathy) 7/03 but must have had MS for 30 yrs before that. I've never taken meds for MS or MS symptoms except 1 yr experiment on LDN. (I found diet, exercise, sleep, humor, music help me the most.)
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Re: Does any use a "Walk aide"? (or something similar)

Postby civickiller » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:26 pm

i have foot drop, i use a AFO from alimed.com for $50 shipped i think
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Re: Does any use a "Walk aide"? (or something similar)

Postby dlynn » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:23 pm

Thank you civickiller and euphonia.
civickiller, do you wear it every day?
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Re: Does any use a "Walk aide"? (or something similar)

Postby civickiller » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:00 pm

i am in a wheelchair so only for physical therapy now but when i did walk, i used it everday
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Re: Does any use a "Walk aide"? (or something similar)

Postby Muskan » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:04 am

Hi there,
Newly dx, but have had to use walk aids. It may seem odd, but I started wearing Reebok "EasyTone" shoes. They forced me to lift my feet higher to walk--and I had to think about it and be more conscious of my walk. They helped. Also, if I started to trip--they would scuff or squeek, so I knew I had to stiop and get my balance. I now wear Hinged knee braces on both legs for strength and have regular phys. therapy. Hope it helps. :peace:
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Re: Does any use a "Walk aide"? (or something similar)

Postby dlynn » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:26 pm

Thank you Muskan.
Civickiller, I start P.T. this week. My Dr. recommended it after my venoplasty. Did you have the procedure?
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Re: Does any use a "Walk aide"? (or something similar)

Postby civickiller » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:57 am

nope, ive only done Upper Cervical Care chiropractics
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