Hi Linda, i have had foot drop for just over a year now and have 3 different types of brace. The first one i purchased from the internet was the foot up and foot up shoeless which i found to be bulky and not very comfy, although wearing the foot up with trainers wasn't to bad, then i found the Dorsi-Lite Foot Splint which i found to be better than my first brace but because i have worn it that much the velcro strips that are glued onto the plastic brace are starting to come off. I wear this brace mostly in the house as i can wear it with bare feet or slippers and the one i wear outside is from the orthotics from my hospital which provided me with the Dynamic Walk AFO, this feels and makes me look like i am walking near normal if i dare say that. One of the problems i am having with it at the moment is after i have been walking in it for a while i get a burning feeling and pain in the ball joint of my big toe, this becomes that painful that i start to limp. I am still going to the orthotic clinic about this problem and so far have had a pair of insoles made of which one is cut away around the said ball joint and i had to have them cut down at the heel as they were to thick and pushing my feet out of my shoes when i walked. I am still getting the pain in my toe joint so at my last visit they gave me something to go over my foot that has a gel pad that sits over the ball joint to cushion it, and it works for a while but then the problem starts again, so i have another appointment on the 7th January. Hope some of this helps and look forward to hearing about this new brace as your right, they are unsightly and uncomfortable and i find your limited as to what you can wear on your feet.
Sorry about the delay in my reply. Thank you very much for the information you shared. Just a quick question. I hope to tackle mild to moderate foot drop with my design. I feel that there are alot of products on the market for moderate to severe foot drop. Do you find that the Dynamic Walk AFO is a bit of an overkill for your situation. Something similar to your first two products would have suited you better if only they were more durable and aesthetically pleasing?
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